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South Gloucestershire and Stroud College at Bristol Zoo - Animal Management and Conservation

Students studying lion behaviourWant to work with animals? Then this is your chance to learn about animals, from everyday care to behaviour and management. The Animal Management and Conservation Team at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College and Bristol Zoo Gardens can help you gain an industry-recognised qualification, and unique, hands-on experience. At the same time, you can enjoy excellent facilities, and the support of experienced, enthusiastic lecturers.

Our courses range from entry level to level 5:

  • Entry level, Introductory Certificate, Diploma in Land and Environment

  • Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care

  • Level 3 Diplomas in Animal Management
  • Foundation Science Degree in Integrated Wildlife Conservation

Student examing tortoise at Bristol Zoo

For more information click here or call the Animal Management Department at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College on 0117 9092353 or at Bristol Zoo Education Centre (South Gloucestershire and Stroud office) on 0117 3301580.

Integrated Wildlife and Conservation Foundation Science Degree

Launched in September 2010, Bristol Zoo Learning Department and its partner the Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation have joined with South Gloucestershire and Stroud College and the University of the West of England to deliver a new two year foundation science degree. For the most part, this is based at the Zoo, and takes a biological approach to the study of wildlife conservation issues using the Zoo’s resources and experience to demonstrate the practicalities of conservation.

For more information on the integrated wildlife and conservation foundation science degree click here

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