If you have always dreamt of having a career within marine conservation based around species and related habitats, then this course will offer you the unique qualification within this sector.
This course gives you the opportunity to study 5 individual units on the first year of this course which are heavily focused on Animal Welfare and Ethic which raise issues about the use of animals for human purposes. The focus of this area is to gain knowledge and skills that are fundamental to any role in the animal sector.
The additional units that will be studied will include visits to nationally recognised animal Sanctuaries and Zoos. You will have first-hand experience in monitoring the behaviour of animals in relation to captivity, rehabilitation and their natural habitat. You will investigate factors that affect animal health which cover a range of influencing factors that affect growth and reproduction.
Within our established Aquaria at Falmouth Marine School, you will gain hands on experience for the health and welfare of our species and the systems that support them.
The above skills will then support you in securing a work experience placement in any national Aquarium should you wish or a conservation industry of your choice.
Embedded within the course, there will be opportunities to conduct rocky shore surveys as well as pelagic surveys on a vessel in the Fal Estuary. Should your passion lead you directly into the ocean environment, there is an additional opportunity for you to undertake a PADI diving qualification.
You’ll be learning from experienced marine biology and conservation professionals as well as meeting successful persons from National and International Marine related industries on our unique Industry Day. You will be encouraged to network and make future contact with them to support you learning journey into employment.
What You Will Learn
These subjects on completion then enables you to progress successfully on to the next year’s course within Marine Conservation. The location for your studies enables you to immediately access the related environments either for your studies or pleasure.
On completion you will be able to apply to a University should you wish to study in Animal Management or Marine Conservation in higher education or enter employment to gain further hands on experience.
Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.