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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
For sale: An overview of the international reptile trade
This module explores the trade networks and evaluate sources of supply and demand.
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:
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.
£699 (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)