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Further education

Providing immersive opportunities

Field trips to one of our zoos provide memorable experiences and great learning opportunities that just can’t be replicated in the classroom.

Our offerings for further education students bring subjects to life through thought-provoking, challenging and immersive activities.

Linked learning

We offer a range of workshops that combine talks, practical activities and behind-the-scenes insights that can be linked in with your current classroom learning.

Choose from our list of core topics or speak to our team to deliver a bespoke experience for your group. Popular topics include:

  • The conservation role of zoos
  • Behavioural husbandry
  • Population management
  • Nutrition and dietary challenges
  • Visitor learning and interpretation
  • Advocacy and behaviour change
  • Careers in the zoo and conservation industries

Bespoke experiences

As well as providing taught workshops, we offer a range of bespoke experiences, from walking tours to multi-day residential programmes. Whether your group is studying A-Levels, the International Baccalaureate, a BTEC or TechBac, we can devise a programme that really brings your unit to life.

Take a look at the sample schedule for one of our residential programmes:

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Our partners

We are proud of our strong links with local educational providers in both Devon and Cornwall.

South Devon College
We work closely with South Devon College in Paignton, especially with students on their L3 Animal Management programmes.

University Centre Newquay
Newquay Zoo is a founding partner of Cornwall College Newquay. As well as receiving expert teaching from zoo staff, students on their L3 Animal Management programme benefit from regular access to the zoo and undertake work placement opportunities with our animal teams.


Book now

To make a booking and discuss what we can offer you, please email or ring us today. All the information you require for a visit, including risk assessment guidelines, will be emailed to you after booking.