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Are you the next David Attenborough?

Added: (Wed May 10 2006)

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Are you the next David Attenborough?

Do you want to work in wildlife media?
And study in the beautiful seaside town of Newquay?

Cornwall College Newquay has the course for you: a Foundation Degree in Wildlife Education & Media.

The Content
The course covers a range of topics including scientific concepts, educational theories, and media applications - so you can understand the science and then communicate it effectively to a variety of audiences from tiny school children to OAPs.
You’ll get the chance to use a mix of media including traditional chalkboard techniques to internet and film & TV.
Experts in the field will be joining the teaching team to share their knowledge and experiences along with ideas and contacts.

The Future
After the 2 years full-time (or 4 years part-time) you will be able to progress to the 3rd year of the ‘Science and the Media’ BSc at Plymouth university or go straight into the workplace. Job opportunities are vast including positions such as: Education Officers; Press Officers; PR; Classroom Assistants; Wildlife Wardens; and Researchers for wildlife programmes.

The Contact Details
Post: Centre for Applied Zoology, Wildflower Lane, Trenance Gardens, Newquay, TR7 2LZ
Tel: (01637) 870 450
Web: http://www.cornwall.ac.uk/newquay/



The course is one of 4 zoology courses running at the Cornwall College Newquay campus. The Centre for Applied Zoology is part of the Combined Universities in Cornwall development programme. The Centre is situated on around six acres of land just a stone's throw from Newquay Zoo and Trenance Leisure Park. It has state-of-the art computing facilities and a large science laboratory that can double as a conference room. Although the Centre for Applied Zoology was only officially opened in October, 2003, courses have been running at Newquay in Zoological Conservation and Animal Management since September 2000. These courses evolved as a result of a unique partnership between Newquay Zoo and the College. The primary aim of the partnership is to offer courses that combine excellent academic teaching with first class vocational training within stimulating learning environments. The location enables full use of the living resources at the zoo and the first-hand experience of the keeping staff. Since 2000, strong links with Blue Reef Aquarium and the National Lobster Hatchery have also been established.

Three of the courses running at Newquay;Wildlife Education & Media, Marine Aqauculture & Zoological Conservation are Foundation Degrees.
Foundation degrees are new higher education qualifications, designed to equip students with the skills that employers are crying out for. They were introduced by the government to bring HE staff and employers together to offer vocationally relevant and academically rigorous course.
Our FD courses have been developed with Cornwall College and the University of Plymouth along with organisations including Newquay Zoo, Blue Reef Aquarium and The National Lobster Hatchery.
A recognised qualification in its own right, students completing the course successfully are guaranteed a progression into the final year of a full degree course should they wish to do so.
More information: http://www.foundationdegree.org.uk/

Ruth Martin
Lecturer in Zoology
CAZ, Wildflower Lane, Trenance Gardens, Newquay, TR7 2LZ
(01637) 870 450


Submitted by:Ruth Martin
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