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Wildlife Rehabilitation Diploma Course

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Wildlife Rehabilitation Diploma Course
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What Will You Learn?

Discover all aspects of the rehabilitation process of rescued wild animals, from clinical examination, assessment and recovery of health and wellbeing, to release. This course walks you through the concept of wildlife rehabilitation, the assessment of wild animals, common diseases found in wildlife, the importance of animal evaluation prior to rehabilitation and release, and the advancements and challenges of wildlife rehabilitation.

This course first covers the fundamentals of wildlife rehabilitation, including its main objectives, short- and long-term goals, and the role of wildlife rehabilitators. We’ll also look at the main types of rehabilitation and the stages a rescued animal will go through.

We’ll learn to recognise the causes, triggers and responses to stress, fear, and shock in animals, how to assess animal welfare, and the main rules and procedures followed when examining wildlife. You’ll also be guided through techniques for handling animals according to their taxonomic group and the risks that need to be considered. The course covers the main diseases that can present in rescued animals, including a thorough explanation of their definitions, causes, symptoms and treatments (when applicable).

We’ll examine the importance of evaluating animals prior to rehabilitation and their release into the wild, including a look at the measures, procedures, and regulations followed. The course also explores the link between conservation and animal welfare and provides case studies that demonstrate how conservation welfare can lead to successful reintroduction into the wild.

Finally, we’ll look into the main advancements and challenges of wildlife rehabilitation.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Understand the concept, types and stages of wildlife rehabilitation
  • Learn how animal wellbeing is assessed
  • Become familiar with the common diseases found in wildlife 
  • Understand the importance of evaluating animals prior to rehabilitation and release
  • Become familiar with the advancements and challenges of wildlife rehabilitation
An elephant, tiger, deer, and a parrot in a human hand in front of a nature background

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is Wildlife Rehabilitation?
  • Part 2: The Foundations of Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • Part 3: What is the Role of a Wildlife Rehabilitator?
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Objectives of Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • Part 2: Stages of Rehabilitation
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Stress
  • Part 2: Fear
  • Part 3: Shock
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Animal Welfare
  • Part 2: Nutrition
  • Part 3: Dehydration
  • Part 4: Behavioural Indicators of Wellbeing
  • Part 5: Symptoms and Signs Related to Health Problems in Wildlife
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Evaluation of Wild Animals
  • Part 2: Animal Subjection and Handling
  • Part 3: Equipment
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Handling by Taxonomic Groups
  • Part 2: Mortality
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Wildlife Diseases
  • Part 2: Canine Parvovirus
  • Part 3: Canine Distemper
  • Part 4: Canine Infectious Hepatitis
  • Part 5: Feline Panleukopenia
  • Part 6: Newcastle Disease
  • Part 7: Disposal of Dead Animals and Residues
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Temporary Accommodation
  • Part 2: Evaluation of Rescued Animals
  • Part 3: Rehabilitation of Animals
  • Part 4: Release of Rehabilitated Animals
  • Part 5: Post-Release Actions
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Conservation Welfare
  • Part 2: Successful Case Studies
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Advancements in Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • Part 2: Challenges of Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

If you are considering a career in wildlife rehabilitation specifically or animal welfare in general, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Diploma Course will give you a good foundational knowledge from which to build with further study and qualifications.

Animal lovers who’d like to gain a better understanding of the process of how wild animals are assessed, treated, rehabilitated, and successfully able to be reintroduced into the wild will also gain a lot from this course.

A swamp turtle being released back into the wild following successful rehabilitation
Accreditations

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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