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Blackpool Zoo is pleased to announce its animal based course for young people aged 15-17 years old. The course will run over 10 sessions from 10.30am-3pm, including theory sessions on working with different exotic species as well as over 30 hours of practical experience with a range of zoo animals including invertebrates reptiles, primates, large mammals and elephants.
The course is designed for those who wish to pursue a career with animals and require practical experience to enhance their application. Those who wish to become vets, vet nurses, zookeepers or complete other animal based studies will benefit from this exciting new course.
Supported at all times by our education team, students complete an evidence portfolio of their work, a certificate of completion and a written reference.
If you have attended a previous course or you're joining one in 2014, check out our brand new Facebook site, Blackpool Zoo Keeper Academy Alumni - click here. You can add your comments or questions and upload pictures from the course.
I could definitely see myself doing this for a living and it has given me added inspiration – Chris
I am able to put this on my CV for university and I’m going to use it to help me get a job this summer – Sam
Great, rare opportunity, fun and interesting. Great experience! – Marianne
You learn loads and get to do a lot of practical stuff too – Lisa
I have never had a better time than doing the course - Connor
2014 Courses – Now Booking
These are the BZKA courses running during 2014:
Saturday Schools – 10 Saturdays. Maximum of 12 students per course.
January 2014 – starts 4th January until 22nd March (no course on 15th and 22nd February)
April 2014 – starts 26th April until 12th July (no course on 24th and 31st May)
September 2014 – starts 6th September until 22nd November (no course on 25th October and 1st November)
Summer Schools – 10 days (Monday to Friday for 2 weeks). Maximum of 12 students per course.
Summer School 1 – 4th August until 15th August
Summer School 2 – 18th August until 29th August
Each course is priced at £350 per person. This price includes a discount card for the shop and cafe that can be used on course days and four zoo entry tickets that can only be used on the last day of the course.
Please download the following for details and application forms.
If you do have any problems downloading the information, please contact 01253 830805.