Wildlife Courses 

Our wildlife courses are relevant for many jobs & careers with wildlife, including: Zoo Keeper, Wildlife Biologist, Ornithologist, Wildlife Conservation Officer, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Zoologist and more.

We offer a selection of accredited courses that have been created together with employers, to improve employment prospects working with wild animals. Our courses range from 2 module certificate courses, to 6 module Diploma courses.

Many of our wildlife courses are studied online and we also offer practical placements with some of our courses. This is an ideal way of gaining valuable hands-on experience with a variety of animals.


Wildlife Courses, Zoology and Conservation Diploma Courses  Available Now:

We offer several 6 module Accredited Diploma courses, specifically developed to help people gain relevant training for working in the wildlife and conservation sectors. More information about each Diploma course is shown below, please do contact us for free careers and training advice.


African Conservation Studies Course

African Conservation Studies Course

This African Conservation Course explores the major ecological crises affecting African wildlife.

Course Price:  £449


Zoo Animal Care, Behaviour and Welfare Diploma course

Zoo Animal Care, Behaviour and Welfare Diploma course

The Zoo Animal Care, Behaviour and Welfare Diploma is relevant for working in zoos or as a zoo keeper, or working with wildlife in captivity in safari parks, zoos etc. This course includes an optional 1 or 2 Week practical placement working in a Zoo.

Course Price:  £699


Big Cat Care, Behaviour and Welfare

Big Cat Care, Behaviour and Welfare

The Big Cat course is for those working or volunteering with Big Cats. This course includes an optional 1 week Training placement.

Course Price:  £699


Primate Conservation, Welfare & Rehabilitation

Primate Conservation, Welfare & Rehabilitation

The Primatology course is for anyone wanting to work or volunteer with primates or in primate conservation.

Course Price:  £449


Elephant Care Behaviour and Welfare Diploma course

Elephant Care Behaviour and Welfare Diploma course

The comprehensive Elephant Care Behaviour and Welfare Diploma course also examines the context and the role of conservation initiatives within wild and captive environments.

Course Price:  £449


Wildlife First Aid & Rehabilitation

Wildlife First Aid & Rehabilitation Diploma Course with 1 Week Practical

The Wildlife Rescue Course is suitable training for working in a hands-on rescue, care and rehabilitation role with wildlife.

Course Price:  £699


Ecology Diploma course

Ecology Diploma course

This Ecology Diploma Course is for those interested in the many careers associated with Ecology and Conservation.

Course Price:  £399


Responsible Tourism Course

Responsible Tourism Course

The Responsible Tourism Diploma  is designed to be a career accelerator for those who wish to work in tourism / voluntourism sector.

Course Price:  £449


Animal Behaviour Course Level 2

Animal Behaviour Course

This 12 unit Animal Behaviour Course explores a wide variety of the behaviour exhibited by animals in the wild

Course Price:  £399


Animal Behaviour Course

Advanced Animal Behaviour

This 12 unit Advanced Animal Behaviour Course explores the evolution and physiology of behaviour and behavioural analysis.

Course Price:  £399


Ornithology Course

Ornithology

The Ornithology Course explores the scientific principles, behaviour and physiology behind many avian attributes.

Course Price:  £399


Zoo Animal Nutrition Diploma course

Zoo Animal Nutrition Diploma course

The Zoo Animal Nutrition Course is relevant for anyone working or volunteering with Zoo or Safari Park Animals.

Course Price:  £399


Zoology Diploma Course

Zoology Diploma Course

This zoology course explores what life is and how it has been able to diversify into such numbers.

Course Price:  £699


African Wildlife Studies Diploma

African Wildlife Studies Diploma

The African Wildlife Studies Diploma Course offers a good starting point for people looking to work in wildlife management or conservation.

Course Price:  £449


Wildlife Certificate Courses:

The two module certificate courses take about 2-3 months to complete. All of our Wildlife Certificate courses are set at Level 3; this is equivalent to A levels. 


Birds of Prey Certificate Course

Birds of Prey Certificate Course

This comprehensive course is for those interested in working or volunteering with Birds of Prey.

Course Price:  £339


African Wildlife Management and Conservation Course

African Wildlife Management and Conservation Course

The Wildlife Management course will be of interest to those who work in wildlife conservation & management.

Course Price:  £165


Big Cats of Africa Course

Big Cats of Africa Course

This two module big cats course has been created for anyone working or wanting to work or volunteer with Big Cats.  

Course Price:  £165


African Herbivores

African Herbivores

The African Herbivores course is designed to give students an understanding of the basic ecology and biology of common herbivores in Africa.

Course Price:  £165


African Wildlife Ecology

African Wildlife Ecology

This African Wildlife Ecology Course is of relevance to anyone working in wildlife ecology and to those wanting to work or volunteer in Africa in this field.

Course Price:  £165


African Primates Course

African Primates Course

This African Primate course has been created for anyone interested in working or volunteering with these primates.

Course Price:  £165


African Predators

African Predators

The African Predators course explores the biology and ecology of the predators found in Africa.

Course Price:  £165


Bird Watching course

Bird Watching course

The Bird Watching course has been designed for anyone interested in learning more about garden birds.

Course Price:  £165


Wildlife Care and Conservation Certificate

Wildlife Care and Conservation

This unique certificate course has been designed for those wanting to work in a voluntary or paid capacity caring for wildlife living in captivity in rehabilitation environments, zoos, safari parks etc.

Course Price:  £199 


Wildlife Practical Placements: 

These practical placements provide a great opportunity to get hands-on experience working with wildlife; a great add-on to any of our wildlife / conservation / animal care courses! Practical experience is valued by employers and will improve your employment prospects.



New Practical Placement!

Elephant Sanctuary Practical Placement

This is a 2 week practical placement with an Elephant Sanctuary in Sri Lanka that works to improve the lives of captive elephants.

This is the only sanctuary of it's kind in Sri Lanka where elephants are free to roam and exhibit natural behaviours. Volunteers assist with the daily care of these elephants including feeding, cleaning and bathing.

Placement Fees: £780 for 2 weeks



Turtle Conservation Practical Placement

This is a 2 week practical placement where volunteers can get involved in a meaningful turtle conservation project in a paradise beach location in the Perhentian Islands, Malaysia.

Snorkel these beautiful waters to take photos of turtles for research and conservation management. Assist with hatchling beach patrols and education for locals & tourists.

Placement Fees: £350 for 2 weeks


Wildlife Conservation Practical Placement

This is a 2 week practical placement with the Wildlife and Orangutan volunteer project in Java, Indonesia.

This practical placement involves helping orphaned and injured animals back to health and then re-released to the wild – this is one of the most satisfying things you can do.

Placement Fees: £990 for 2 weeks


Rainforest Conservation Practical Placement

This is a 2 week practical placement where volunteers can get involved in the protection of forest wildlife and also support the development of the Batek tribe in Merapoh, Malaysia.

Experience and learn first hand about rainforests and at the same time get involve with assisting to preserve its animals, plants and people.

Placement Fees: £720 for 2 weeks


Wildlife Courses Lead to Great Jobs:

There are many different jobs working with wildlife including; the protection and rescue of animals from natural and man-made disasters, rehabilitation of injured and sick animals, monitoring wildlife habits, conducting ecological and wildlife surveys, wildlife education, wildlife management, working in zoos and safari parks, wildlife conservation and more.

Many of these roles have direct involvement with the well-being of wild animals or the impact of land use on wildlife species. Most roles involve outdoor work but there are also some office roles and several roles involve the scientific study of animals.

Zoo Animal Care, Behaviour and Welfare Diploma course

We offer a 1 week practical as part of our Zoo Animal Care, Behaviour and Welfare Diploma course and this enables students to apply their theory knowledge and work with a number of large animals in an award winning zoo. As a part of this course, students get hands-on experience with Giraffe, lions, zebra, elephants, white rhinoceros, camels, tigers, buffalo, yaks, gibbons, meerkats, ostrich, lemurs, tamarins, marmosets, crocodiles, snakes, iguanas, bearded dragons, chameleons, llamas, vultures, alpacas, emus, wallabies and more!


Not sure which wildlife course is the right one for your requirements?

For free advice on courses or to discuss a career path studying Wildlife Courses, working with Wildlife or Conservation jobs please contact us. We can also arrange a chat with our experienced wildlife course tutor and careers adviser.

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