Zoo Academy

Interested in working in the animal industry?

Zoo Academy is designed for those aged 14-17yrs, who are looking into a career working with animals as a Keeper, Vet and in research or conservation. Aimed to help young adults get a flavour of how the animal industry works.

Our 3 day course; combines both practical and theory aspects of working with animals, with workshops covering animal health, as well as practical tasks including Veterinary workshops. Each student will build a portfolio, with evidence of work for use after successful completion of the course. You’ll even get a certificate which can be included in you CV. Be prepared to have fun, learn lots- and start your animal career!

What to expect:

  • A combination of practical activities and theory sessions, both indoors and outdoors
  • Runs across 3 days during the Easter and summer holiday periods
  • Each day runs from 10am – 4pm
  • Ran by qualified teachers and Zoo Keepers; to give the best experience of working with animals
  • T-shirt (uniform) will be provided, just let us know what size you need
  • Zoo Academy candidates must be physically fit and able to work outdoors in all weathers
  • Bring a packed lunch with you for a picnic in the zoo

Daily tasks include:

Each day will be split into three sessions:

Session 1: animal husbandry (a different area each day)

Session 2: theory slot – based in our outdoor classroom, covering topics from animal health to nutrition

Session 3: practical activity – including a Veterinary Care workshop and animal training


£170 for the 3 day course – price includes your Zoo Academy t-shirt.

Got a question? Email us at zoo@reaseheath.ac.uk.

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