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31 Weeks
998 GBP excl. VAT
Next available date: Enquire for details - Distance
e-learning / Online / Distance

Course description

Zoology Course

Zoology Distance Learning Course - Executive Diploma Level

The Zoology Distance Learning Course is designed to equip aspiring zoologists and zoo-keepers with the scientific knowledge and practical skills required for a career in the sector.

Designed with the input of industry professionals, the distance learning programme is a flexible programme that results, upon completion, in the achievement of an Executive Diploma. This qualification will certify students' knowledge and expertise in the key sub-topics of Zoology, including:

  • Animal breeding
  • Diseases & diagnoses
  • Vertebrate zoology
  • Animal behaviour & Psychology
  • Animal healthcare
  • Zoo keeping

The full course is usually completed within 31 weeks, giving candidates a fast track route to a career in one of the many exciting branches of animal care.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Zoology Course is designed for professionals who want begin a career as zoologists, zoo-keepers or veterinary care assistants.

Executive Diploma Level

This distance learning course leads to the awarding of an Executive Diploma. Suitable for entry level positions, this training step will lead to an operational level of knowledge and proficiency.


There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into any course level. Participants may enrol directly into the executive diploma track without completing lower ranked qualifications. Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

This ICI distance learning course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC).

On successful completion of the course you will receive:

  • A graduation certificate officially recognising your successful completion of studies and qualifications
  • Transcripts indicating units completed
  • Letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
  • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification. For example: John Smith, EDipZoo
  • Job search assistance: Graduate Career Services Programme

Training Course Content

The course covers the following units:

Animal Breeding

  • Genetics
  • Cross Breeding
  • Pure Breeding

Diseases and Diagnoses

  • Testing
  • Types of Diseases
  • How Diseases are Diagnosed

Vertebrate Zoology

  • Animal classification
  • The Animal Kingdom
  • Animal Characteristics

Animal Behaviour & Psychology

  • Social Behaviour
  • Instinct
  • Training
  • Handling

Animal Health Care

  • Health Care Facilities
  • Common Health Issue
  • Detection
  • First Aid
  • Rehab

Zoo Keeping

  • Animal Enclosures and Holding Facilities
  • Husbandry
  • Working in a Zoo


The cost of this Zoology Course is ¬£998.

All materials essential for course completion are included in the cost of the course fee. Upon enrolment, students receive:

  • All required study materials and course notes
  • Practical assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
  • Industry based tutor who will service all of your course and career questions and guidance needs

About provider

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Contact info

International Career Institute

27 Old Gloucester St
WC1N 3AX London


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