Reptile Course

Reptile Care, Welfare and Ethics Diploma Level 3

Reptile Care, Welfare and Ethics Diploma
Level 3

Course Price:  £699

£325 followed by 5 x monthly payments of £90

(Course cost is all inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, materials and course registration)

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Reptile Care, Welfare and Ethics Diploma Level 3

  • The Reptile Course contains the most up to date research into the keeping of reptiles. It is an training for animal charity staff, vet staff, animal welfare officers, pet shop owners and all those interested in the care and welfare of reptiles.
  • Reptiles are increasingly popular as pets. Recent research suggests that more households keep reptiles than cats and dogs combined. 
  • Learn all about reptile biological requirements, general health & welfare needs,  how to recognise and respond to common illnesses and disease. 
  • Through this course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the most important reptile care and welfare issues.
  • This course includes a 1 - 2 week optional practical placement at an reptile rescue centre in Brighton which aims to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home unwanted or abandoned reptiles with the most suitable owner.

Continued Professional Development

This course counts for 90 hours CPD


This course includes an optional 1 or 2 week practical placement with a Reptile Rescue Charity in Brighton


Module 1

What is a Reptile? Taxonomy, Biology and Physiology

Module 1 of the Reptile Course introduces the reptile and explores its place in the animal kingdom. Evolutionary background is explored and defining biological and physiological characteristics is examined.


Module 2

Reptiles as pets: Legal and Ethical issues

Reptiles are now more common as pets than dogs and cats combined. Learn why reptiles are so popular and about the legalities of keeping reptiles as pets.


Module 3

Staying alive: General Health and Welfare needs

This module explores the welfare needs of reptiles, both in the wild and in captivity. Learn about biological requirements, the illnesses they are prone to, as well as important treatments that prevent or cure disease.


Module 4

Captive breeding: Exploring the issues

Many pet reptiles were bred in captivity. This module examine the processes and procedures involved. Evaluate the implications of captive breeding on reptile conservation and welfare.   

 


Module 5

For sale: An overview of the international reptile trade

This module explores the trade networks and evaluate sources of supply and demand. 


Module 6

Conservation: A global perspective on reptile survival

Module 6 looks ahead to the future of reptiles. Having survived largely unchanged for millions of years, the reptile now faces unprecedented threats. Where are the greatest dangers, and what are the root causes? Most importantly, this module explores the long-term future of reptiles.


1 or 2 Week Practical Reptile Course Practical (Optional)

This is an opportunity to gain hands-on practical experience assisting sick, injured and unwanted exotic pets. 

Our partner charity rehabilitates and re-homes snakes, lizards, tortoises and other reptiles in need of assistance.

Their staff and volunteers provide vital assessments and medications to all animals coming into the centre and aims to rehabilitate and re-homing with the most suitable owners.

Students attending this facility will gain hands-on experience assisting with the rescue, care and rehoming of exotic pets. The practical can be varied and may include some or all of the following:

  • Assisting with assessing of rescued and unwanted animals
  • Animal handling 
  • Common diseases and treatments in exotic pets
  • Assisting the medical team with treatment and first aid as advised by the vet
  • General cleaning duties – washing, cleaning walls/cages/floors, restocking food bins etc.
  • Feed and clean shifts
  • Animal enrichment
  • Educating prospective owners in the welfare of pets
  • Temperature and Humidity recording

Our partner charity is an animal education centre which aims to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home unwanted or abandoned reptiles with the most suitable owner

This practical provides a great opportunity to gain practical experience working with exotic pets. 

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£699 (includes optional practical)

Please contact us if you wish to enrol without the practical

 £325 followed by 5 x monthly payments of £90 (includes optional practical)

Please contact us if you wish to enrol without the practical

(Course cost is all inclusive of tutoring fees, assessments, materials and course registration)

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