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Duration (approx) 1000 hours
Qualification Foundation Diploma

Gain extensive knowledge in the health of wild animals plus options to specialise in your chosen areas of studies.


Understand the health care of animals and influences on their behaviour and well being.

A comprehensive qualification for anyone working with animals - from farming to zoo keeping.


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Study wild animal health and factors influencing animal behaviour, health or well being


  • Study and understand what affects health and animal behaviour.
  • Learn about wildlife conservation and management.
  • Specialise in your own particular areas of interest.
  • A valuable course for business owners or those looking to advance their own career prospects.
  • A 10 module course of 1,000 hours of self paced study.


The Foundation Diploma in Wild Animal Health comprises 6 Core Modules plus 4 Electives, as listed below.




Students are to select 4 modules from the following:


Our courses can be started at any time to suit you.  You then study at your own pace.


  • Take this course to develop your understanding of animal health and welfare practices.
  • Working with animals?  Improve your knowledge and career prospects in industries such as farming, animal care services, wildlife parks or zoos.

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Meet some of our academics

Dr. Gareth PearceGraduated from the University of Nottingham in 1982 with a B.Sc.(Hons) in Animal Science. Between 82 and 85 worked as Research Assistant and Demonstator in Animal Science at the University of Leeds. Over more than 30 years he has furthered his studies, obtaining eight significant university qualifications including degrees in Veterinary Science, Wildlife Conservation and Animal Behaviour. Gareth has significant teaching experience around the world as a faculty member at eight different universities including Associate Professor at Murdoch University and Director of Studies in Veterinary Science at Cambridge University. He has over 100 prestigious research papers published, and enjoys an outstanding international reputation in the fields of animal and veterinary science.
Cheryl McLardyA scientist, teacher, writer and animal scientist, with more than 20 years experience including: Sports Horse Stud Groom, Stable Manager, Yard Manager, Equine industrial Training Manager, FE Distance Learning Manager. Cheryl has travelled widely, working in England, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand; and is now based in Scotland. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons), Higher National Diploma in Horse Management, and a City and Guilds Teaching Certificate.
Marius Erasmus Subsequent to completing a BSc (Agric) degree in animal science, Marius completed an honours degree in wildlife management, and a masters degree in production animal physiology. Following the Masters degree, he has worked for 9 years in the UK, and South Africa in wildlife management, dairy, beef and poultry farming.

Check out our eBooks

Animal PsychologyExplore how animals think and comare how this differs between different animals (and humans)
Working with AnimalsIf you enjoy interacting with animals, are interested in biological science, or are passionate about wildlife, pets or farming; you may thrive in the type of jobs outlined in this book. Get to know more about the industries and the occupations that you could do. The Working with Animals ebook is a comprehensive catalogue to inspire you in your career in working with animals!
Animal Feed & NutritionThe Aniaml Feed and Nutrition ebook is a comprehensive guide to animal feed and the nutritional requirements of different animals.
Animal HealthUnderstand animal health issues, diseases and how identify and manage illnesses and injuries. Animals can become sick for many different reasons -diseases caused by infections, injuries, poisoning, genetic disorders, poor nutrition and other things.