Wildlife courses in the UK

When your love for wildlife goes beyond looking at images in a book, viewing them online or in real life on a wilderness safari, you might want to consider enrolling in a wildlife course to broaden your knowledge even more and help local organizations wherever you can. From professional to hobby courses, the choice is entirely up to you!

The Mammal Society

The Mammal Society offers a great range of courses you can participate in. Here’s an overview.

  • Mitigation and Ecology of Grassland Water Vole: a one-day course on identification, survey guidelines combined with a mitigation workshop and visit to a site with water voles.
  • Introducing Urban Mammals: this one-day course will give you an insight on mammal species into our urban environments, the way to identify them correctly, their importance and how treats to their population can be kept at a minimum.
  • The Ecology and Conservation of Dormouse: a one-day course that includes checking of nest boxes and handling dormice under supervision. When you are working towards a Dormouse Handling Licence, this course will be a great opportunity.
  • National projects: you can help with national projects as well by using your knowledge from the courses in submitting sightings or signs of mammals onto the map or by using the free Mammal Tracker app.

Animals Jobs Direct

When you fancy a career in a wildlife or conservation sector, a diploma course can help you gain the knowledge you need. An overview of their selection:

  • Zookeeper Diploma: a great basic for those who are after working with wildlife in captivity. This course includes 6 modules from caring for and behavior of wildlife in captivity to human handling and conservation principles. A 1 or 2 week practical course is optional.
  • Care, Behavior and Welfare of specific species such as wolfs, big cats, primates and elephants.
  • Wildlife certificate courses and practical placements are offered as well.