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Zoo Animal Nutrition Level 3 Award (RQF)

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4 units
100 guided
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Zoo Animal Nutrition Level 3 Award (RQF)

Key Points

  • Learn about the nutritional needs of captive carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores
  • Achieve a regulated qualification at Level 3
  • Start and study at any time

About your Course  

The Level 3 Award in Zoo Animal Nutrition is an Ofqual regulated qualification and is split into 4 units. During the course you will learn about the nutritional needs of captive carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores. The course will teach learners of the importance of good nutritional health and help them to create diet plans for animals. It is the ideal qualifications for anybody interested in roles within Safari Parks, Conservation or Zoos.

The course looks at the history of zoo nutrition and how recent advances have led to improvements in this field. Everyone who works or volunteers with captive animals will benefit from a good understanding of animal health, their welfare, and their digestive systems.

All the material is readily available once you enrol, so you’re able to start studying right away!

 
Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course provider. Our online courses give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best.

The benefit of online learning means that you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act. With no classes to attend or a timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.

What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your course. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away.

 

OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science (National Average 74.9%)
86.8%

Unit 1: Zoo Animal Nutrition, an Introduction
On completing this first unit, students will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the history of zoo animal nutrition and how it compares to present day zoo animal nutrition
  • Investigate the future of zoo animal nutrition
  • Understand the different nutrient groups and the process of digestion

 
Unit 2: The Nutrition of Herbivores, Omnivores and Carnivores in Zoos
On completing this second unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the differences between the digestive anatomical features of herbivores, omnivores and carnivores
  • Gain an understanding of suitable nutrition for herbivores, omnivores and carnivores in zoos

Unit 3: Zoo Animal Nutrition, Health and Welfare
Upon completion of Unit 3, students will be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance of zoo animal nutrition in relation to zoo animal health and welfare
  • Develop an understanding of common nutritional diseases
  • Understand how to promote zoo animal welfare through different feeding practices

Unit 4: Practical Feeding Solutions and Legislation
Upon completion of Unit 4, students will be able to:

  • Understand practical feeding solutions for animals in zoos including food storage, preparation and presentation
  • Know how to calculate dietary requirements and create feeding plans
  • Know how to keep nutritional records and comply with relevant legislation

This course will be delivered online, and it is available to start at any time. Enrolment remains valid for 2 years. This course takes a total qualification time of around 120 hours which includes 100 Guided-Learning Hours. Students can complete this at their own pace.

To successfully gain the Level 3 Award in Zoo Animal Nutrition, students must achieve 12 credits.

You will be assessed through internal assessments conducted online at the end of each unit and assessed by one of our qualified animal tutors.

 
When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of how you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignments.
This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing any assignments.

Gatehouse Awards

Gatehouse Awards logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Level 3 Award in Zoo Animal Nutrition, an Ofqual regulated qualification (Qualification code: 603/7723/9) by the awarding organisation Gatehouse Awards LTD.

 

Gatehouse Awards Ltd is a leading awarding body recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, England (Ofqual). They also have a significant international presence providing language testing services.

A knowledge of zoo animal nutrition can take you in many different directions! This Level 3 Award in Zoo Animal Nutrition is designed to explore the most up to date research and practice within the zoo animal nutrition arena.

It is aimed at candidates who want to develop their learning and understanding to inform their own development or professional practice. It is designed to be flexible to meet the real life needs of those who are currently working in the industry.

This Ofqual regulated and nationally recognised qualification will show employers that you have up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the nutrition requirements of captive animals. On completion of this course, you may consider further learning on the subject and we have a range of courses to suit your needs. This course will also support those currently working or volunteering in a zoo or wildlife park.

ZSL Fellowship

By studying for a Zookeeping Level 3 Diploma (RQF), you not only enhance your career prospects, but you can also become eligible for ZSL Fellowship. The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international conservation charity that is dedicated to ensuring that wildlife habitats continue to thrive.

Through science, field conservation and the work of ZSL London and ZSL Whipsnade Zoos, habitats are getting the help they need, continuously tackling the challenges that come their way. By undertaking the Zookeeping Level 3 Diploma (RQF), you can apply for a Fellowship. If successful, you will get unlimited access to both zoos and borrowing rights to zoological texts.

Also, if you undergo your practical training at ZSL London, you may have an opportunity to apply for a job role at the zoo should you be successful. The career possibilities are far and wide.

Zoo Animal Nutrition Level 3 Award (RQF)

Key Points

  • Learn about the nutritional needs of captive carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores
  • Achieve a regulated qualification at Level 3
  • Start and study at any time

About your Course  

The Level 3 Award in Zoo Animal Nutrition is an Ofqual regulated qualification and is split into 4 units. During the course you will learn about the nutritional needs of captive carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores. The course will teach learners of the importance of good nutritional health and help them to create diet plans for animals. It is the ideal qualifications for anybody interested in roles within Safari Parks, Conservation or Zoos.

The course looks at the history of zoo nutrition and how recent advances have led to improvements in this field. Everyone who works or volunteers with captive animals will benefit from a good understanding of animal health, their welfare, and their digestive systems.

All the material is readily available once you enrol, so you’re able to start studying right away!

 
Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course provider. Our online courses give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best.

The benefit of online learning means that you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act. With no classes to attend or a timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.

What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your course. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away.

 

Modules

Unit 1: Zoo Animal Nutrition, an Introduction
On completing this first unit, students will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the history of zoo animal nutrition and how it compares to present day zoo animal nutrition
  • Investigate the future of zoo animal nutrition
  • Understand the different nutrient groups and the process of digestion

 
Unit 2: The Nutrition of Herbivores, Omnivores and Carnivores in Zoos
On completing this second unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the differences between the digestive anatomical features of herbivores, omnivores and carnivores
  • Gain an understanding of suitable nutrition for herbivores, omnivores and carnivores in zoos

Unit 3: Zoo Animal Nutrition, Health and Welfare
Upon completion of Unit 3, students will be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance of zoo animal nutrition in relation to zoo animal health and welfare
  • Develop an understanding of common nutritional diseases
  • Understand how to promote zoo animal welfare through different feeding practices

Unit 4: Practical Feeding Solutions and Legislation
Upon completion of Unit 4, students will be able to:

  • Understand practical feeding solutions for animals in zoos including food storage, preparation and presentation
  • Know how to calculate dietary requirements and create feeding plans
  • Know how to keep nutritional records and comply with relevant legislation

Requirements

This course will be delivered online, and it is available to start at any time. Enrolment remains valid for 2 years. This course takes a total qualification time of around 120 hours which includes 100 Guided-Learning Hours. Students can complete this at their own pace.

Assessment

To successfully gain the Level 3 Award in Zoo Animal Nutrition, students must achieve 12 credits.

You will be assessed through internal assessments conducted online at the end of each unit and assessed by one of our qualified animal tutors.

 
When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of how you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignments.
This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing any assignments.

Qualifications

Gatehouse Awards

Gatehouse Awards logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Level 3 Award in Zoo Animal Nutrition, an Ofqual regulated qualification (Qualification code: 603/7723/9) by the awarding organisation Gatehouse Awards LTD.

 

Gatehouse Awards Ltd is a leading awarding body recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, England (Ofqual). They also have a significant international presence providing language testing services.

A knowledge of zoo animal nutrition can take you in many different directions! This Level 3 Award in Zoo Animal Nutrition is designed to explore the most up to date research and practice within the zoo animal nutrition arena.

It is aimed at candidates who want to develop their learning and understanding to inform their own development or professional practice. It is designed to be flexible to meet the real life needs of those who are currently working in the industry.

This Ofqual regulated and nationally recognised qualification will show employers that you have up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the nutrition requirements of captive animals. On completion of this course, you may consider further learning on the subject and we have a range of courses to suit your needs. This course will also support those currently working or volunteering in a zoo or wildlife park.

ZSL Fellowship

By studying for a Zookeeping Level 3 Diploma (RQF), you not only enhance your career prospects, but you can also become eligible for ZSL Fellowship. The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international conservation charity that is dedicated to ensuring that wildlife habitats continue to thrive.

Through science, field conservation and the work of ZSL London and ZSL Whipsnade Zoos, habitats are getting the help they need, continuously tackling the challenges that come their way. By undertaking the Zookeeping Level 3 Diploma (RQF), you can apply for a Fellowship. If successful, you will get unlimited access to both zoos and borrowing rights to zoological texts.

Also, if you undergo your practical training at ZSL London, you may have an opportunity to apply for a job role at the zoo should you be successful. The career possibilities are far and wide.

OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science
86.8%
(National Average 74.9%)
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