Qualification - Proficiency Award in Ornithology, Zoo keeping and Wildlife Management

Course CodeBEN213
Fee CodePA
Duration (approx)500 hours
QualificationProficiency Award

Would you like to work with birds or other animals, and learn more about these beautiful and fascinating creatures? Our proficiency award in ornithology provides you with a detailed knowledge of ornithology, zoo keeping and wildlife management in this great course. The course blends distance learning with a research project.

This course is suitable for -

  • bird watchers who would like to increase their knowledge of the topic
  • people wanting to work with birds in a zoo, pet shop, wildlife park, petting zoo, bird centre and so on.
  • people who want to improve their career prospects in their existing job or get started working with birds.

To pass the course, you are required to pass three 100 hour modules in Ornithology, Zookeeping and Wildlife Management. Then complete a 200 hour Workplace Project - Find out more below.


Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Proficiency Award in Ornithology, Zoo keeping and Wildlife Management.
 Industry Project BIP000
 Industry Project II BIP001
 Ornithology BEN102
 Zoo Keeping BEN208
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 1 of the following 2 modules.
 Bird Care BAG108
 Wildlife Management BEN205

Note that each module in the Qualification - Proficiency Award in Ornithology, Zoo keeping and Wildlife Management is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

Workplace Project
To complete this qualification, you are also required to complete a workplace project lasting 200 hours.  

There are 4 options available to you to satisfy this requirement.  The options will be different dependent upon whether or not you currently work within the industry. The project can be work experience, voluntary experience, a project you carry out, other training you have already undertaken and there are other options. Don’t worry if you are not sure how to proceed at this stage, as your tutor will be there to discuss how to proceed and help you every step of the way.

What Next?

If you would like to increase your knowledge about birds for interest or for work, then why not get started? Our tutors are highly experienced and knowledgeable about the field of ornithology and are there to help you every step of the way.

After completing this course, you could find yourself working as a paid or volunteer worker in areas such as wildfowl organisations, bird charities, pet shops, zoos, nature parks, safari parks, petting zoos and much more.  Why not work in an area you love?

If you have a passion for ornithology, why not take action and get started on this great course. 

Why delay? Enrol today.

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