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Elephant Care Behaviour and Welfare Diploma course
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Elephant Care Behaviour and Welfare Diploma course

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Course Price:  £449

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£230 followed by 3 x monthly payments of £90

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



Continued Professional Development

This course counts for 60 hours CPD

Elephant Care, Behaviour & Welfare Diploma  Level 3

Anyone 18 or over and studying our Elephant Care, Behaviour and Welfare Diploma Care Course is eligible for ZSL (Zoological Society of London) Fellowship.

  • The Elephant Course explores elephant behaviour, care and welfare in both natural habitats and ex-situ environments. It has been designed to provide an understanding of elephant behaviour and management issues in order to improve their care and welfare.
  • The Elephant is the largest mammalian herbivore found on Earth. Elephant habitats are disappearing fast and unfortunately, many are killed by poaching. The illegal trade also poses a real danger to many elephants in the wild.
  • The comprehensive course also examines the context and the role of conservation initiatives within wild and captive environments.
  • This course will be of interest to anyone working or volunteering with elephants.
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Module 1

Understanding Elephants and their behaviours

The first module of the Elephant Course is all about the key categories of elephant behaviour & how these key behaviours are recognised. Learn also about the differences between female & male & the social structure of elephant herds.


Module 2

Origins of elephants & differences between species

Module 2 includes the origins & evolution of Elephants & differences between the species still in existence in Asia & Africa. 


Module 3

Habitats, Foraging & Feeding Patterns

In module 3, you will explore the range of Elephant distribution & habitats worldwide. The module also includes information about the role of feeding/foraging behaviours & patterns & their impact on vegetation. Human-elephant conflicts are introduced too.


Module 4

Elephants in Captivity 1 - Enrichment & Nutrition

This module considers the ethics of keeping elephants in captivity & if they are captive, how to ensure high standards of environmental enrichment to meet some of their behavioural & psychological needs. Nutrition is studied in module 4 too, as environmental enrichment involves the nutrition of captive elephants. 

  


Module 5

Elephants in Captivity 2 – Health, Transport & Records

Module 5 Learn about Elephant First Aid as well as how to recognise signs of ill health, ailments & diseases. Understand the importance of Record Keeping, Identification & how to transport elephants.


Module 6

Ecological and Conservation Principles

This module explores the human-wildlife conflict, attitudes to elephants around the world & relevant ecotourism, community engagement & conservation strategies. Module 6 also investigates the role of organisations working in the rescue, care & rehabilitation of elephants.

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£449

 £230 followed by 3 x monthly payments of £90

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

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Gain practical experience with elephants to compliment your theory course:

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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.

Volunteers assist with the daily care of the elephants including walking, feeding, cleaning and bathing.

Placement Fees: £780 for 2 weeks

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