Keeper Qualifications and Professional Development

Keeper Qualifications

Animal keepers at Woburn Safari Park are given the opportunity to undertake the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals which is run by Sparsholt College and approved by BIAZA.

The animal management qualification is awarded for succesful completion of a two year course that requires a high level of commitment and dedication from keepers and employers.

Keepers work towards this qualification in their own time, alongside their day to day work as it is designed to complement all of the areas of this job.

This course enables keepers to further their knowledge in all areas of zoo animal management including breeding programmes, conservation, nutrition and legislation.

This important course also includes the opportunity to focus on the management of their chosen types of animals and to carry out a specialist research project on a subject that is linked to their work.

Read more about the curriculum and learning opportunities at Sparsholt College in Hampshire.