What career opportunities can this lead to?
After a year or two of handling bees, the student could attend a further course that will prepare them for the British Beekeepers Association - Basic Certificate examination. Thereafter, further practical work and study can lead to Master Beekeeper - see http://www.bbka.org.uk/learn/examinations for details. Finally a National Diploma in Bee-keeping is available; see http://www.national-diploma-bees.org.uk
Normally, a refresher course is required before students can take the BBKA basic assessment.