Introduction to Reptile Keeping

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If you are interested in keeping Reptiles learn the knowledge and skills to get started with this course. Learn how to attain optimal husbandry for a range of species.

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Course Information


  • Animal welfare and reptiles
  • Choosing the right reptile
  • Food and feeding and feed plans
  • Enclosure size and shape
  • Heating and temperature gradients
  • Lighting and light gradients
  • Humidity: managing the muggy
  • Making a house a habitat
  • Expecting optimal welfare
  • Common ailments and treatments
  • Handling and holding your nerve

Transport to Temple Newsam


There is a campus bus organised by the department, this departs at 8.40am
from Leeds Bus Station and picks learners up at 4.30pm. The bus is payable
onboard or termly, the cost is £5 per learner per week. Learners can book the
bus when they have enrolled on a course with us. For learners on bursary they
will be issued a free bus pass once their bursary application is
assessed.

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Who is this course for?

This course is designed for anyone that would like to learn more about keeping reptiles at home.

Units / Modules

This course is non-regulated but will include information on the following:

  • Husbandry
  • Handling
  • Health
  • Temperature and humidity
  • Correct reptile selection
  • Lighting
  • Habitat design

Benefits / Skills

The course will cover everything you need to become a great reptile keeper including safe and effective handling techniques.

Assessment Types

There will be no formal assessment for this qualification however learners will be expected to take notes on the workbook provided, this can then be referred to.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Career Progression

There are additional courses within this school that might be of interest such as dog walking, pet sitting and poultry keeping for beginners.

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Course Details

Duration

6 hours

Course Code

78078-01

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Course Facts

Trips and Opportunities

Learn reptile specific animal welfare requirements

Facilities

Learn how to correctly handle a range of species

Attendance

Learn how to provide optimal welfare for a range of reptile species

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