The Tortoise Trust Institute for Chelonian Education is an initiative established to deliver high quality education on tortoise and turtle maintenance and captive reproduction worldwide. As part of Tortoise Trust International, you can rely completely upon the quality and the integrity of the education and training we offer. From absolute beginner to advanced keeper or professional, the Tortoise Trust Institute for Chelonian Education can provide you with the information and training you need to develop both your theoretical knowledge and your practical skills.
In addition to on-line courses, we also have an extensive program of Master Classes and Practical Workshops with renowned chelonian experts and authors, including A. C. Highfield, author of the ‘Practical Encyclopedia of Keeping and Breeding Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles’. These take place regularly in Europe, in the United States, and occasionally in other areas.
In addition, we are developing a new program of field studies, where students taking our advanced level course or any module in our Master Class series can expand their knowledge of tortoises and turtles in nature and can develop effective field study skills. The Institute also offers independent training and consultancy services to breeding programs, zoological collections and conservation programs worldwide.
Finally, an important part of our mission is to make available specialist training to those working with chelonians in all parts of the world where regular sources of finance may not be available to fund such studies. We therefore offer scholarships and assisted places to selected candidates. If you are working in a wildlife rescue capacity, or in a conservation program in Africa, Asia, Central or Southern America you may qualify for an assisted or free place on one of our programs.
Pet keepers and enthusiasts taking our courses may like to know that by doing so, they are directly contributing to the provision of critically important subsidised services to those working in less privileged regions, where it is vital that people involved with wildlife rescue and captive breeding receive and adequate level of specialist education, training and support.
We look forward to welcoming you on one of our programs shortly; in whatever capacity you choose to participate.
If you are a new student who wishes to enrol in this course, please click the 'Register' button to record your details and select your preferred method of payment.