This Level 3 Zoo Animal Management Diploma at our Newquay campus is perfect for those who would like a career caring for animals in a zoo-based setting. We work in partnership with Newquay Zoo to ensure you gain the practical, real-life experience that employers look for.
Our Newquay campus is situated next door to Newquay Zoo, where we have a dedicated classroom. We also have very close links with Blue Reef Aquarium where you will be able to develop your knowledge of aquatic animals.
There are one and two year options available with the Level 3 pathway and we will work with you to decide which is best for you.
As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement. For more details please click here.
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You have a passion for working with and conserving captive animal populations and would like a career caring for animals in a zoo-based setting.
Five GCSEs at grade 4 including English, maths and science.
The skills required to help conserve captive wild animals by developing your knowledge in topics such as animal nutrition, animal handling and safe working, health and welfare, husbandry of exotic species, animal biology, anatomy and physiology, behaviour, breeding, genetics and wildlife ecology.
Our Newquay campus is situated next door to Newquay Zoo, where we have a dedicated classroom. We also have very close links with Blue Reef Aquarium where you will be able to develop your knowledge of aquatic animals. You will share your first year with the Animal Management Diploma and this is the qualification you will receive on completion of your course.
Your assignments and projects to be assessed throughout the course as
well as externally set exams.
Getting hands-on experience at Newquay Zoo and the opportunity to take part in field trips in the UK, Europe or our life-changing trip
Employment in the industry or university study such as our FdSc Zoological Conservation, FdSc Animal Behaviour & Psychology, FdSc Animal Husbandry & Welfare or BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology & Conservation.
Careers in this industry
- Animal conservationist
- Research associate
Hannah Kelly PROGRAMME MANAGER | ZOO ANIMAL MANAGEMENT
Hannah studied animal management at Cornwall College Newquay and on completion of her studies she then started working at Porfell Wildlife Park & Sanctuary, where she was the section head of primates for a year. Hannah then decided to return to Cornwall College Newquay to complete the FdSc Wildlife Education & Media and continued her studies at Bridgwater & Taunton College where she completed a BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Management.
“I’ve always been passionate about wildlife, education and conservation. I believe that education is all about being excited about something; seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.”
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