Zoo Animal Care

Course Content

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
  • Boilersuit
  • Rainproof Jacket and Trousers
  • Zip Top Hoodie with College and Zoo Logo
  • Textbook: Zoo Animals: Behaviour Management and Welfare

Entry Requirements

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.

Future Prospects

Successful students may progress to HNC Animal Care (see separate entry requirements) or use the qualification as a stepping stone into a zoo career.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Kingsway Campus

  • Start Date

    16 Jan 2023

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    16 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Animals, Land & Environment

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