Joe Philips

Level 3 Advanced Animal Management

"I’ve always wanted to be a zookeeper. I loved the facilities at BCoT and the practical way they teach the course."

“I’ve always wanted to be a zookeeper so this was the most logical course for me to do. I loved the facilities at BCoT and the way the practical way they teach the course.  It was also the only college around that offered a whole day’s practical work experience each week which I thought was fantastic.

When I first came to BCoT I didn’t know many people, but Summer School really helped me meet new friends and experience College life before I started my course here.

The staff here treat you how you want to be treated; they talk to you like an adult and so you really respect that.

When I finish at BCoT I am hoping to become a trainee zookeeper at Marwell Zoo. I researched this role when I visited the Zoo on a college trip and feel positive that this is the career path I want to follow.

 What would I say to anyone thinking about doing this course? Definitely go for it!  At BCoT they teach you exactly what you want and need to learn.”

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