Zoo Animal Care
Learn about feeding zoo animals, enclosure design, health monitoring, and the purpose and development of modern zoos and take part in a guaranteed work experience placement. You will also get to create learning activities for zoo visitors to take part in. The programme is a mixture of practical and theory study and is based between our Kingsway Campus and Camperdown Wildlife Centre. This exciting new programme can be studied as a stand-alone course or as a follow-up for students who have completed Zoo Animal Behaviour and Welfare.
Detail of Equipment Provided & Required
- Safety Wellingtons
- Rainproof Jacket and Trousers
- Zip Top Hoodie with College and Zoo Logo
- Textbook: Zoo Animals: Behaviour Management and Welfare
One or more from four National 5s at grade C (or equivalent); Biology, Maths, ICT, and English would be preferred.
Successful completion of NPA Zoo Animal Behaviour and Welfare.
Successful completion of NC Animal Care.
Tutor references and evidence of excellent attendance will be required for continuing students.
Method of Assessment
A mixture of closed book assessments, academic posters, practical work and a portfolio.
Successful students may progress to HNC Animal Care (see separate entry requirements) or use the qualification as a stepping stone into a zoo career.