Zoo Animal Behaviour and Welfare
A project-based course requiring completion of a research task at Camperdown Wildlife Centre including Animal Survival Behaviour and Behaviour and Welfare of Animals in Zoos leading to a Level 6 National Progression Award in Zoo Animal Behaviour and Welfare. Learners will also achieve accreditation for research skills, problem solving and digital media elements in producing a documentary and video diary. Numeracy and Communication elements also feature to ensure candidates are equipped with the required skills to successfully complete the end project.
Evidence of being self-motivated and driven. A minimum of National 5s at grade C (or equivalent) in Biology, Maths, ICT and English would be preferred or successful completion of a relevant National Certificate including Core Skills at SCQF level 5. References and evidence of excellent attendance will be required.
Method of Assessment
Continuous assessment. Production of a video diary/documentary and short report.
Successful learners may wish to progress onto HNC Animal Care or use the qualification as a stepping-stone towards careers in animal/zoo keeping.
15 Feb 2021
- Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body.