Wildlife Courses

Herpetology Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Learn about the biological and ecological characteristics of reptiles and amphibians as well as relevant conservation issues.
 
Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians. Herpetology as a scientific study and as a hobby can have positive impacts on the conservation of threatened reptile and amphibian species.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Herpetology

Marine Studies I Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

STUDY MARINE STUDIES ONLINE

Learn about Marine Environments

Want to Work as a Marine Biologist, Research assistant, Tour Leader (ecotourism) or Diver?
 
ACS student comment: I have appreciated and valued the feedback from my tutor and am thoroughly enjoying my course. Being a stay-at-home mum with another baby on the way I have also greatly appreciated the chance to be able to compelte the work at my own pace, as some weeks/months it's hard to find the time to do it. B Robson, Australia - Marine Studies 1 course.

This is a terrific introduction to the field of marine biology. Develop a knowledge of marine life and ecology. The first two lessons deal with marine environments (weather, nutrient cycle, reefs, shallow and deep water environments, etc). Lessons 3 to 8 deal mostly with marine animals, particularly more complex animals, and the last lesson considers human impacts upon marine environments.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Marine Studies I

Marine Studies II Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

MARINE STUDIES COURSE ONLINE

Extend your knowledge of marine plants and animals

This course follows on from Marine studies I, extending your knowledge of a wide variety of marine organisms.  It works through many types of marine organisms, focusing mostly on those not covered as well in Marine Studies II (This includes: Protists, Sponges, Marine plants, Cnidarians, Worms, Arthropods, Molluscs, Echinoderms, Non Bony Fish, Selected Bony Fish and selected Marine Mammals).
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Marine Studies II

Ornithology Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

STUDY ORNITHOLOGY ONLINE

DISCOVER THE AMAZING WORLD OF BIRDS!

Learn with us what is a bird, how they evolved, what adaptations they developed to be able to colonize air, land and water so successfully! This course is designed for people working or wishing to work with birds and animals, life scientists and environmental researchers and consultants, amateur bird watchers, or anyone working with birds. Learn to identify and understand the habits of different birds, from water birds and parrots, to town birds and birds of prey.

ACS student comments:
Yes [the course was a valuable learning experience], very much, since I love to work with birds. I have learned a lot from the course. It is also a very fun and enriching experience [My tutor] is extremely helpful. Sheila Holliday, USA, Ornithology course.
I initially wanted to do the course because I really enjoy birdwatching and I wanted to learn more about birds than just how to identify them. Also, I was set to start university in September, and as I was no longer studying biology, I wanted to take the opportunity to so do some final studying in that area.
This course has been brilliant: not only did I learn about the biology and distribution of birds, but I also learned about taxonomy (not nearly as boring as it sounds!), and I now know the behaviours and characteristics of a range of bird species worldwide.
I've enjoyed the course so much that, after much deliberation, I decided to go on to do further study. After a word with the university admissions tutor I successfully switched degree courses, so I am now set to study Ecology and Conservation.
I owe this course so much, not just for teaching me about birds, but also for making me realise how enjoyable it is to study them. Mari Jones, UK - Ornithology course.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Ornithology

Primates Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

Study primate zoology, behaviour, conservation and care
  • In the wild or captivity
  • Enroll any time, study from home at your own pace
  • Tutors include highly qualified zoologists, with hands on experience with primates.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Primates

Qualification - Advanced Certificate in Zoo Keeping Duration icon 900 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate Modules icon 9 modules

Learn more about Zookeeping with this Advanced Certificate.
  • Study via distance learning with expert support from our tutors. 
 
 
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Advanced Certificate in Zoo Keeping

Qualification - Certificate in Wildlife Conservation Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION CERTIFICATE covering many aspects of wildlife conservation to provide students with a foundation knowledge of the importance of conserving threatened species. You will develop an understanding of habitat use, surveying for wildlife, ecological processes and the importance genetic diversity amongst much more.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Certificate in Wildlife Conservation

Qualification -Associate Diploma in Animal Husbandry Duration icon 1500 hours Qualification icon Associate Diploma Modules icon 15 modules

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY DIPLOMA - STUDY AT HOME
This flexible qualification enables you to study a variety of modules to make up a diploma in animal husbandry. You specialise in areas of animal care that interests you.
A great qualification for anyone working with animals or interested in starting a career working with animals.
This distance learning course can be studied in your own home and at your own pace, with support from our excellent tutors.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification -Associate Diploma in Animal Husbandry

Qualification -Associate Diploma in Wildlife Management Duration icon 1500 hours Qualification icon Associate Diploma Modules icon 15 modules

This course is designed as a stepping stone to a professional career
Study a Wildlife Management Diploma at home, and at your own pace, with the option of upgrading to aq higher level qualification later on, if you so choose.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification -Associate Diploma in Wildlife Management

Qualification -Certificate in Marine and Wildlife Management Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

MARINE STUDIES AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE - DISTANCE LEARNING

TAKE YOUR PASSION AND TURN IT INTO A REAL CAREER

An exciting new foundation course that offers:

  • Learn about Marine Animals and Environments
  • Learn about wildlife conservation
  • Gain practical skills in project management and increase your employability
  • Self paced study, 600 hours, Choose from a range of electives
  • Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification -Certificate in Marine and Wildlife Management

    Qualification -Certificate in Marine Studies Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

    STUDY MARINE SCIENCE -at home

    This 600 hour course is designed to provide a broad based, solid foundation for people working or wishing to work in Marine conservation, tourism or research.

    How do I get a job in Marine Science?

    These jobs are highly sought after and difficult to obtain. To gain employment you must actively market your skills and present yourself well to prospective employers.

    Employers generally seek potential employees who already have substantial existing knowledge and skills - as it requires time and a large financial commitment to train new employees. If you already have these skills it will increase your competitive position in the job market.

    If you are seeking to work in these industries, we often find people who a certificate like this, together with an Open Water Divers Licence and Boat Licence improve their chances of employment.  This course provides with knowledge and practical skills to people working or wishing to work in marine biology, marine environmental management and those wishing to understand more about this fascinating subject. This is a foundation entry level course to develop skills that would be valued for working in the fields of marine research and management.

    Accreditation: This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C

    Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification -Certificate in Marine Studies

    Qualification -Certificate in Wildlife Management Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

    WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT ONLINE COURSE

    • DREAMING ABOUT WORKING WITH WILDLIFE?  GET SKILLED NOW
    • Work in wildlife care and management of wildlife
    • Study Ecology, Zoology, Ornithology, Marine Life - Wildlife Management  and Environmental Assessment
    • A very solid entry level course, to develop skills that are valued in wildlife parks, zoos, refuges or wilderness management.
    • Highly practical with key studies that are in demand in the wildlife field.

    Accreditation: This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C

    Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification -Certificate in Wildlife Management

    Qualification -Certificate in Zoo Keeping Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

    Study Effective and Ethical Zookeeping with this certificate in Zookeeping
     
    This course will provide you with flexible learning experiences that will help start you on your way to a career in zoos.
     
    Tip: While you are studying, try to get as much work experience as possible. This will not only increase your job opportunities but also your confidence with animals and provide a network of support. If you can't work in a zoo, you might want to try working at an animal shelter or petting zoo. All relevant experience is worthwhile!
     
     
    Accreditation: This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C
     
    Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification -Certificate in Zoo Keeping

    Vertebrate Zoology Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

    ONLINE COURSE VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY

    Do you love animals and nature?
    Would you like to know more about them?

    ACS Student Comment: I am thoroughly enjoying the Vertebrate Zoology course with ACS. Dr. Browne has been a wonderful tutor and has given clear, concise and constructive feedback on each of the assignments I have submitted. The structure of the course allows you to independently research topics guided by module notes, set tasks and assignment questions. The more you put into this course the more you take away. I love the suggestions of where and how to do the set tasks. Dissecting a grey mullet for Assignment 2 was thus far the best part of the course – while it is only suggested to approach in this manner you should consider making it a requirement of the module. I was able to coordinate with a local fisherman in association with a fish monger - they happily caught and presented me with a beautiful specimen. After dissection it made a great meal for my four legged friends (Nothing wasted and absolutely ethical! :). The hands-on approach enabled me to get a very comprehensive understanding of the anatomy of a fish. The gizzard of the grey mullet was a bonus and had I not dissected - I would not have been able to fully appreciate the complex digestive system of this omnivorous fish. Today I’m off to the Eagles Flying raptor research center to meet with the biologist who runs the center – he’s allowing me to spend the day observing barn owls for my current module. Yet, another brilliant experience thanks to my enrolment at ACS. Jessica Harley, Ireland, Vertebrate Zoology course.

    If you love animals and want to learn more about them, if you are involved in animal care and protection, animal management, wildlife management and care, veterinary, science teaching, or environmental management and protection, this course is a great option.

    This course will give you a thorough understanding of “higher” animals’ Zoology and Evolution, together with some principles on animal ecology and morphology.

    You will learn with the help of highly qualified and experienced tutors.

    The course is accepted by some professional associations as points for their Continuing Education Recording Scheme, category “Correspondence courses”.

    Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Vertebrate Zoology

    Wildlife Conservation Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

    Study Wildlife Conservation from home - NEW COURSE!

    Are you a passionate wildlife crusader? Learn the fundamentals of Wildlife Conservation to begin your new career.

    This course will provide you with the foundation knowledge to start you on your way to a career in Wildlife Conservation.  You will cover the guiding principles of wildlife ecology, threatened species management, habitat fragmentation and degradation, surveying for endangered species and species recovery. 

     
    Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Wildlife Conservation

    Wildlife Management Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

    STUDY ONLINE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

    Get a head start on your career in Wildlife Management...

    This course will give students a broad based introduction to wildlife management that can be applied to all types of wildlife around the globe. It can serve as a course in its own right or as part of a higher qualification in environmental or nature park management.

    This is a great course for:

    • Zoo Keepers
    • Park  Rangers
    • Property Owners
    • Anyone interested in wildlife, from anywhere in the world.

     

     

    Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Wildlife Management

    Zoo Keeping Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

    Learn to be a Zoo Keeper

    • Study how animals are cared for in zoos, and the way zoos are managed
    • Learn animal handling and care and appreciate the daily tasks of a zoo keeper
    • Improve your prospects for employment or career advancement

    ACS Student Comments: I'm getting positive comments with notes on things I missed, so I think that is helpful. I'm learning a lot about zoo keeping and am able to see its value as I go about my volunteer zoo work. I'm loving the course. Thanks for the opportunity. Jo-Anna Apelt, Australia - Zoo Keeping course.

    Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Zoo Keeping