2020 dates now available!

Do you know anyone between 15 and 18 years old* looking to work with animals or in conservation? Knowsley Academy has been developed for those serious about a career working as a vet, zoologist, keeper or conservationist.

The intensive 5 day course covers practical husbandry experience with a range of animals which may include antelopes, reptiles, carnivores and giraffes. Tasks vary but can include: mucking out, preparing food, making enrichment devices or watching a training session.

There are also theory sessions on diet, anatomy, and behaviour, as well as workshops discussing topical issues within the industry. There will also be a question and answer session focusing on careers for both parents and students.

We will work with those on the course to develop a portfolio to provide evidence of work and successful completion of the course. Candidates will receive a certificate, personal reference statement and a USB of images from their time on the course.

*not suitable for university students

Who are we looking for?

Participants will need to be hard working and committed to both practical and theoretical tasks. We will be working outside in all weather conditions just as our vets, keepers and students do. The course is a maximum of 12 participants; students will be working with the education team and professionals in the industry so working as a team is essential.


  Regular Price
Members £225
Non members £250



Dates Available

April: Tuesday 14th- Saturday 18th April 2020 Postponed

July: Monday 27th – Friday 31st July 2020 Postponed

August: Monday 3rd – Friday 7th August 2020 Postponed


Please note:

As these are very popular courses recommend booking early where possible.

New Knowsley Academy Hoodies – these stylish hoodies are heather grey with the Knowsley Academy logo on them. (While stocks last)

Due to the unpredictable nature of working with animal we reserve the right to add, change or replace elements of the program without prior notice or explanation.

We reserve the right to cancel this event.

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