Animal Care Case Study

Alex Phillips, Level 3 Animal Management

Alex Phillips, Level 3 Animal Management  

After volunteering for a year at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, Alex Phillips decided that she wanted a career working with animals so enrolled on the Level 3 Animal Management course.

We get to study in a zoo - it's unbelievable! The course is a mix of practical and theory work which is great as you get to practice what you learn. The assessments, such as animal health checks, are practical too, which is great for testing our knowledge.

My confidence has grown massively since working at the zoo. I really enjoy giving talks about the animals to the public and raising awareness about endangered species.

We went on a class trip to Africa this year which was just the most amazing two weeks of my life. We learnt a lot about the different cultures and saw so many species of animals there.

Alex hopes to progress to the HND in Animal Management and then work in a zoo or animal rehabilitation centre.

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