Certificate in Zoo Studies

Course Content

This course includes both theory and practical study and is delivered at the college and at Camperdown Wildlife Centre, Dundee. It includes a behaviour and welfare project (for which you will produce a documentary) and elements essential to the operation of modern zoos such as Nutrition, Health Monitoring, Enclosure Design, Health and Safety, Customer Care, Human-Animal Interactions, and guaranteed work experience element.

Entry Requirements

External Applicants: Minimum of four National 5s at grade A-C (preference for Maths, English, Biology, and ICT) or equivalent e.g. Standard Grades or GCSEs.

Continuing Students: Successful completion of a relevant National Certificate (e.g. Animal Care, Science) including Essential Skills at SCQF Level 5. Reference and evidence of excellent attendance will be required.

Method of Assessment

A project, open and closed book assessments and reports.

Future Prospects

Successful learners may wish to progress onto HNC Animal Care or use the qualification as a stepping-stone towards careers in animal/zoo keeping.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Kingsway Campus

  • Start Date

    28 Aug 2023

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Animals, Land & Environment

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