Study Type
Full Time
Study Level
Level 3
Start Date:
The apprenticeship will typically take up to 4 years to complete. This may be reduced depending on prior knowledge and skills.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but each employer might state their own requirements.

Who the course is for

The Apprentice could be employed in zoos, wildlife parks, aquariums, private animal collections, animal reserves, and farms with a zoo licence. The role of a Zookeeper or Aquarist will include:

  • Interpreting diet Sheets, preparing and delivering Animal feeds
  • Servicing, cleaning and managing Animal environments
  • Providing Species specific habitats and routines for animals in line with their natural history
  • Observing and understanding Animal behaviour, Animal Health and Welfare, recording and reporting findings
  • Checking enclosure and other work areas for potential or existing hazards
  • Engaging with visitors and stakeholders, tailoring information to the audience
What the interview will involve

You will be sent a career plan prior to your interview date to complete and bring along with you on the day. The interview is a two-way process which will give you the opportunity to discuss the course and suitability with the subject tutor.


If you are taking a full-time course, you will be charged a Central Admin Fee of up to £40 at the start of your course. In addition to this there will be a cost involved for purchasing any essential equipment or uniform for your course; you may be eligible for financial support from the college Bursary team, please ask your tutor for more information.

Alternatively, email with the subject title of your chosen course, followed by ‘info’ to receive further information. i.e. ‘Science T Level info’.

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