Level 3 Award in Reptile Studies

Ofqual Code 603/7711/2
Qualification Level 3
Guided Learning Hours 80
Estimated Study Time 100
Enrolment will be valid for 2 years
Credits 10
Study mode Online
Start Date Anytime
Entry Criteria There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners must be aged 16 and over.
Assessment Method Learner work is internally assessed and then subject to internal and external moderation
Award type Award
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Course fees £350

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Course Description:

This Level 3 Award in Reptile Studies is an Ofqual regulated qualification that provides learners with knowledge of reptile care, welfare and behaviour. This 2 unit course also explores the vital conservation efforts aiming to protect reptiles.

This Reptile studies qualification contains the most up to date research into the keeping of reptiles. It is an excellent training course for animal charity staff, vet staff, animal welfare officers, pet shop workers and all those interested in the care and welfare of reptiles including reptile owners.

Unit # 1

Reptile Biology, Behaviour and Conservation

The first unit introduces learners to the biology of reptiles. The course content covers the principles of reptile behaviour and examines in-situ and ex-situ conservation efforts for reptile species.

Unit # 2

Reptile Care and Welfare

During the second unit, learners will study the principles of reptile health and how to care for reptiles. The content also covers the signs of poor reptile welfare and explores how to improve captive reptile welfare.

Reptiles are increasingly popular as pets. Recent research suggests that more households keep reptiles than cats and dogs combined.

Learn all about reptile biological requirements, general health & welfare needs as well as how to recognise and respond to common illnesses and disease.

Through this course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the most important reptile care and welfare issues.

ZSL Fellowship


When you study a wildlife, zoology or conservation course with Animal Courses Direct, you will be eligible to apply for ZSL Fellowship. Fellows get unlimited access for them and a family guest to ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos plus borrowing rights in the extensive ZSL library of rare zoological texts. Enrol on your course and apply directly to ZSL for Fellowship.

The Level 3 Award in Reptile Studies is ideal for learners who work in, or are looking for a career in reptile care and/or conservation. On completion of the Award, learners may choose to progress onto higher level study, practical occupational training or a career in reptile care and welfare or conservation. The course is also suitable for pets shop workers and reptile owners looking to gain the latest care and welfare knowledge for looking after reptiles.


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