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Training Courses

We are pleased to provide information on training courses which are particularly useful for those interested in careers in Zoos and Aquariums.. 

The Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (DMZAA) run by Sparsholt College and BIAZA replaced the ANCMZA (Advanced National Certificate for the Management of Zoo Animals) in 2010. Click here for more information. 
 

Other relevant courses offered:

Diploma of Higher education in Animal Management/Science
This programme includes subject areas such as nutrition,  breeding, behaviour, health and animal’s environment. Students develop the legal knowledge and applied management skills necessary to manage animal collections effectively (Writtle College, Chelmsford, validated by University of Essex). 

Foundation Degrees
FdSc in Management of Animal Collections with Conservation 2017 Entry UCAS CodeD328
This course covers the skills and knowledge that can be applied in a range of animal management industries, particularly in the areas of substantial and varied animal collections and a focus on the aspect of conservation of animal species. Askham Bryan College, York. (Validated by Harper Adams University)
 
FdSc in Animal Management 2017 Entry UCAS Code: D301
This course covers the skills and knowledge that can be applied in a range of animal management based industries, particularly in the areas of conservation, health and science. Askham Bryan College, York. (Validated by Harper Adams University)
 
FdSc in aquaculture and fisheries 
For students interested in aquatic animals and their captive lives at Falmouth Marine School.

FdSc Animal Behaviour and Psychology
For students interested in animal training and maintenence of sound animal mental health at Cornwall College Newquay (validated by Plymouth University)

FdSc Animal Husbandry and Welfare
For students interest in zoo-keeping and rehabilitation at Cornwall College Newquay (validated by Plymouth University)

FdSc Animal Management 
Work based programme that includes subject areas such as nutrition, breeding, behaviour, health and animal’s environment. Students develop the legal knowledge and applied management skills necessary to manage animal collections effectively (Writtle College, Chelmsford, validated by University of Essex, UCAS Code: D391).

FdSc Animal Management and Applied Science
For students interested in the professional care and management of animals at Sparsholt College (validated by the University of Portsmouth).

FdSc Conservation and Ecology
For students interest in conservation management programmes in the field administered by zoos at Cornwall College Newquay (validated by Plymouth University)

FdSc Integrated Wildlife Conservation Course Bristol
For students interested in a career in zoo management

FdSc Marine Conservation
For students interested in marine conservation including conservation management and employment in aquariums at Cornwall College Newquay (validated by Plymouth University) 

FdSc Wildlife Education and Media
For students interested in becoming zoo and aquarium education officers at Cornwall College Newquay (validated by Plymouth University)

FdSc Zoological Conservation
For students interested in a broader course leading to working in a zoo or in a field animal conservation programme at Cornwall College Newquay (validated by Plymouth University)

Bachelor Degrees

BSc (Hons) Animal Management (UCAS D300)
Industry relevant degree taught at the Hadlow College Animal Management Unit, subjects include husbandry, exotic collection management, animal science and health, conservation and behaviour modules. Annual study tours UK and Internationally based.
 
BSc (Hons) and FdSc Animal Conservation and Biodiversity (UCAS DC41 and D390)
Wildlife focused degrees offered at BSc and FdSc level, subjects include ecology, field ID skills, exotic collection management, global conservation, wildlife and landscape conservation modules. Annual study tours UK and Internationally based, regular local site visits included.
 
BSc (Hons) and FdSc Applied Behavioural Science and Welfare (UCAS D302 and D322)
Degrees offered at BSc and FdSc level,  aimed at students who have an interest in welfare of animals in captive situations and who wish to develop these interests into a professional career, subjects include animal training, behaviour, problem behaviour management, anthrozoology, behavioural therapies and neuroscience modules. Annual study tours UK and Internationally based.
 

B
Sc/BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation
(top up) 2017 Entry UCAS Code: C3T4
This course has an emphasis on conservation projects and how animal conservation organisations are funded together with a critical review of the recent advances associated with the conservation of species. Askham Bryan College, York.  (Validated by Harper Adams University)
 
BSc/BSc (Hons) Zoo Management (top up) 2017 Entry UCAS Code: D303
This course reviews the recent advances associated with collections management as well as the role of zoo visitors in terms of visitor experiences, conservation education and their importance to sustaining a business. It also explores how species and habitats are conserved and the role collections play in conservation. Askham Bryan College, York. (Validated by Harper Adams University)
 
BSc/BSc (Hons) Animal Management (top up) 2017 Entry UCAS Code: D300
This course has an emphasis on applying knowledge to real life situations, detailed study of animals in captive and natural environments combined with the business management skills needed to run successful animal enterprises. Askham Bryan College, York. (Validated by Harper Adams University)


BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare

For students interested in gaining detailed understanding of animal behaviour and welfare, and developing the practical abilities to assess animal welfare, measure behaviour, train animals and manage domestic, exotic and wild animals (Hartpury University Centre, Gloucester).

BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Science
For students interested in gaining the knowledge and abilities needed to work within the rapidly expanding animal industry, and learning about animal nutrition, animal health and disease, animal behaviour and welfare, animal production and wildlife management (Hartpury University Centre, Gloucester).


BSc (Hons) Animal Management
  
For students seeking an animal husbandry-based degree to meet the diverse needs of the animal industry, this course combines core subjects and allows specialism in zoo and companion animals (Writtle College, Chelmsford, validated by University of Essex, UCAS Code: D301).

BSc Animal Management
For students interested in developing research techniques in aspects of animal welfare and behaviour, animal collections management and wildlife management at Sparsholt College (validated by the University of Portsmouth).

BSc (Hons) Animal Science  
For students seeking a science-based course including nutrition, health, genetics and reproduction, which allows specialism in companion and zoo animals, their husbandry, behaviour and management (Writtle College, Chelmsford, validated by University of Essex, UCAS Code: D321).

BSc (Hons) Applied Marine Zoology
For students interested in marine conservation including conservation management and employment in aquariums and gaining a BSc (Hons) rather than a FdSc at Cornwall College Newquay (validated by Plymouth University) 

BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology - 1 year (full time)/2 year (part time) top-up
For students with a FdSc in a relevant subject who wish to top-up to a BSc (Hons) qualification at Cornwall College Newquay (validated by Plymouth University)

BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology and Conservation
For students interested in a broader course leading to working in a zoo or in a field animal conservation programme and gaining a BSc (Hons) rather than a FdSc at Cornwall College Newquay (validated by Plymouth University) 

BSc (Hons) Zoo Biology
School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences - Nottingham Trent University 

Master Degrees
MRes Animal Behaviour and Welfare
For students interested in expanding their knowledge of animal behaviour and animal welfare science, and carrying out a flexible and original research projectof their own chossing within the field of animal behaviour or animal welfare (Hartpury University Centre, Gloucester).

MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare 

Edinburgh University (On-campus, F/T with P/T option) 

MSc International Animal Welfare, Ethics & Law
Edinburgh University (Online, P/T Flexible learning) 

MSc Zoo Conservation Biology University of Plymouth
For graduates interested in a career in wildlife  conservation

MSc Wild Animal Health and MSc Wild Animal Biology
Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London
Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Other courses of interest:

Asia Elephant Health 2016
The Royal Veterinary College in collaboration with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science (Sri Lanka) Chiang Mai University (Thailand) are delighted to confirm that they will running the Asia Elephant Health Course again this year.  For more information and to register yourself please go to:
www.asiaelephanthealth.org/

Introduction to Caring for Ornamental Aquatics
This is a module under Cornwall College's Marine Biology and Ecology EDEXCEL BTEC Extended Diploma Level 2




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