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Foundation Degree Wildlife Conservation and Ecology

Reaseheath College

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Foundation Degree Wildlife Conservation and Ecology Introduction This course has been specially designed for students aiming for a career in animal conservation. It provides a combination of academic study, with hands-on training and experience in animal conservation. Students will gain a broad base of knowledge and skills such as radio tracking, species identification, live trapping techniques, animal first aid, reintroduction to natural habitat, wildlife documentary, photography and film production, biodiversity and bushcraft. You will have regular contact with animals in our fully licensed zoo and work in the field will expand your knowledge of wild animal behaviour and conservation. You will also benefit from our new laboratory and training facilities and enjoy off-site visits and optional international study tours. Course Structure Modules may include: African conservation Animal survey and monitoring techniques Legislation Native species Non native species/invasive species Sustainability Wildlife rehabilitation Wildlife media Additional modules may include: Animal behaviour Applied ethology Animal welfare issues Behavioural ecology Husbandry and handling Research methods Length of the course Full-time , 2 years includes an 8 week work placement. Part-time up to 3 years for those working in the industry. Modules are offered either by blended learning or distance learning. Individual modules can be studied for Continuing Professional Development Application Full-time : Apply through UCAS Course code: to be confirmed Institution code: CHSTR C55 Campus code: R Further study 1 year 'top-up' to BSc Animal Management Career options Native species management Wildlife trusts Wildlife rehabilitation Wildlife research Requirement A minimum of 200-240 UCAS points, of which 180-200 points must be obtained from GCE A Levels, including a grade C in either Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Science or *Psychology (*must be offered in combination with either AS Level Biology or AS Level Human Biology). Remaining points may be achieved from GCE AS Levels, or from Level 3 Key Skills. BTEC National Diploma/Certificate (Animal Care, Animal Management or Applied Science): merit/distinction profile Irish/Scottish Highers Grade B in 4 subjects, including Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology International Baccalaureate: 24 points, including 4 in Biology or Chemistry QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma (Science), Open College Units OR Open University Credits in Biology-related subject Foundation Degree in Animal Management is required for the 1 year top up option

Foundation Degree Wildlife Conservation and Ecology Introduction This course has been specially designed for students aiming for a career in animal conservation. It provides a combination of academic study, with hands-on training and experience in animal conservation. Students will gain a broad base of knowledge and skills such as radio tracking, species identification, live trapping techniques,...

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