LOCATION
Cornwall College Newquay
START DATE
As required
DURATION
21 months
LEARNING AREA
Wildlife Conservation & Zoology
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

Keeper and Aquarist

Cornwall College work in partnership with Newquay Zoo and Blue Reef Aquarium to deliver this standard in an applied setting. With four block weeks across the quiet business times of the two years and weekly online lectures, we have developed a programme with flexibility and the authentic feel of vocational study. Our programme managers and apprenticeship advisors ensure that the employer and apprentice are guided and catered to across the programme. Learning hours also include the incorporation of tutorials and check-ins on work progress on this programme, ensuring that the employer and apprentice are on-track to achieve their targets. Call us now to speak with a member of our team and attend our next information event on this standard.

LOCATION
Cornwall College Newquay
START DATE
As required
DURATION
21 months
LEARNING AREA
Wildlife Conservation & Zoology
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

What you will learn

Keepers and aquarists will learn how to assist and adhere to the zoological collections and industry best practice, law, protocols and procedures in relation to animal husbandry, welfare, transportation and work health and safety. They will learn about and understand the role of key stakeholders in their area of work.

Entry requirements

4-9 or C-A who have obtained a L2 in English and Maths, learners will also be considered on an individual basis

Assessment

3 distinct assessment methods are used in the EPA

1. Multiple choice test
2. Observation
3. Professional discussion -underpinned by portfolio

Progression

This apprenticeship will lead to developed skills and knowledge in the animal husbandry sector, making you ever more employable. Alternativley this course will give you the UCAS points required to go on and study a degree with Cornwall College Newquay.

Cornwall College Newquay

Cornwall College Newquay

Our dedicated higher education campus is home to the marine science, zoology and surf stars of the future. Championing #generationrestoration, this campus may be small, but its students and staff have a big impact on our planet and its future wellbeing. Likeminded individuals come together to undertake international, award-winning research, meaning when their incredible time at Newquay is done, they move onto fantastic and important careers. It’s why you should definitely consider Cornwall College Newquay for your #careercollege experience.

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Keepers and aquarists will learn how to assist and adhere to the zoological collections and industry best practice, law, protocols and procedures in relation to animal husbandry, welfare, transportation and work health and safety. They will learn about and understand the role of key stakeholders in their area of work.

4-9 or C-A who have obtained a L2 in English and Maths, learners will also be considered on an individual basis

3 distinct assessment methods are used in the EPA 1. Multiple choice test 2. Observation 3. Professional discussion -underpinned by portfolio

This apprenticeship will lead to developed skills and knowledge in the animal husbandry sector, making you ever more employable. Alternativley this course will give you the UCAS points required to go on and study a degree with Cornwall College Newquay.

Cornwall College Newquay

Cornwall College Newquay

Our dedicated higher education campus is home to the marine science, zoology and surf stars of the future. Championing #generationrestoration, this campus may be small, but its students and staff have a big impact on our planet and its future wellbeing. Likeminded individuals come together to undertake international, award-winning research, meaning when their incredible time at Newquay is done, they move onto fantastic and important careers. It’s why you should definitely consider Cornwall College Newquay for your #careercollege experience.

Visiting our Newquay campus?   View our visitor information


Dates & Locations

  • Course type Apprenticeship
  • Level - Level 3
  • Location - Cornwall College Newquay
  • Start Date - As required
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Course Code 12046-NQY-00

Fees apply to adults and HE students only. Only the most common fees scenario is shown. Actual fees may vary depending on your personal situation. Please contact us for further information.

Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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