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Zoo Licensing Course Two Day Course: 12th and 13th March 2019 12th March 2019 Bristol Zoo, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3HA South West
Members Fee: £320.00 + VAT
Non-Members Fee: £395.00 + VAT




This two day course, being held on 12th & 13th March 2019, will focus on the licensing requirements and exemptions to Zoo licensing. In addition there will be extra input in relation to specific areas of animal welfare licensing including performing animals and circuses.
The first day will focus on zoo licensing procedure, applications, dispensations and exemptions. We will also review the requirement for conservation work by the zoo with input from the zoo's conservation officer.
On the second day the morning will be spent with staff from the zoo conducting a mock zoo inspection with mock inspection forms. We will have access to various species of animals and the expert knowledge of the zoo staff. The afternoon will include an inspection debrief with vet staff reviewing the inspection, question and answer session on the inspection, then presentations on inspectors reports, refusal to licence, covering reapplications for zoos, dispensations and appeal and what to do when a zoo closes.
Please Note: The non-member rate will include complimentary individual membership at the appropriate level until 31st March 2020.

NB. This course does not have accommodation as part of the package.
The Institute of Licensing accredits this course at 10hrs CPD (5hrs per day).
For more information about Bristol Zoo and it's location visit
Zoo Licensing Course Programme 2019

Day One - 12th March 2019

09.30 Registration & refreshments
10.00 Zoo Licensing Introductions Aims and Overview of the course
• When is a zoo not a zoo?
• Zoo Licensing Act 1981
• Legislation overview
11.15 Refreshment Break
11.30 Zoo Licensing Procedure
• Application
• Licence Conditions
• Organising Inspections
• Local Authority Zoos
12.45 Lunch
13.30 Performing Animals and Circus animals
• Legislation
• Application
• Powers of entry
• Enforcement
• Circus animals update on Ministerial Statement March 2012
• New Circus Licensing legislation (England)
14.15 Zoo Conservation work an overview
14.45 Refreshment Break
15.00 Input from the Zoo's Chief Zoological Officer - Dr Christoph Schwitzer
16.30 Questions and close

Day Two - 13th March 2019

09.45 Registration and coffee
10.00 Mock Zoo Inspection Introduction
10.15 Mock Zoo inspection with with Dr Bryan Carroll (DEFRA appointed zoo inspector), John Partridge (Senior Curator of Animals) and Michelle Barrows (Head of Vet Services)
12.45 Lunch
13.30 Inspection debrief with DEFRA Inspector
14.45 Refreshment Break
15.00 Refusal to licence a zoo
• Dispensations and exemptions
• What to do when a zoo closes
• Appeal
• Fees
• Powers of entry
• Appeals
16.00 Questions and close

(NB Programme subject to change)
FCP Delegate Handout
You will see from the options below, that delegates can attend as a day delegate on a single day to all four days or as a residential delegate staying in the hotel on single days or multiple days. Select which apply to you to view the fees involved.

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Event Trainer

Julia Bradburn
Julia qualified as a Fellow for the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 1999 and has worked in Local Government Licensing since 2004.

Julia specialises in a wide range of licensing from caravan sites to animal welfare and had been delivering training with the IoL since 2005.

Julia Bradburn was a great communicator and an excellent trainer. She had obvious in depth knowledge of animal welfare as she was readily able to answer any questions asked. Julia encouraged delegates to participate and I would highly recommend the Animal Welfare course by Julia to others


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