• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

Added Value

  • You will carry out practical activities and assessments in our on-site animal facilities and an external farm. You will gain hands on experience of caring for farm animals, small animals and exotic species as well as working with the general public.
  • You will be taught by our industry expert staff who are experienced in a wide range of backgrounds, including zoo-keeping, veterinary nursing, welfare and wildlife conservation.
  • You will take part in educational visits thanks to our links with Land Based employers such as zoos, vet surgeries, rescue centres, farms and conservation organisations.
  • Some of our learners have taken part in overseas placements including South Africa game reserve management and Swedish farm placements.
  • Our new Skills Academy gives you the opportunity to enhance your skills and career prospects further by carrying out industry relevant techniques.
Level
Level 3
Duration
2 years
Awarding Body
BTEC
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

Course elements

  • You will be involved in the development of breeding programmes for mammals, reptiles and avian species including knowledge of reproductive systems and calculating genetic inheritance.
  • You will investigate animal taxonomy and evolution of eukaryotic species.
  • You will demonstrate knowledge of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 within your assessments in animal health and well-being.
  • You will demonstrate practical animal husbandry techniques including grooming, bathing, exercising, cleaning out and providing a suitable diet.
  • You will carry out scientific experiments, including metabolism testing and bacterial growth rates, in our on-site laboratory and use specialist industry equipment.
  • You will observe and report on animal behaviour, in a species of your choice, which will provide excellent industry experience for your chosen career path.
  • You will administer treatments and examine animal health and diseases in domestic, farm and exotic species.
  • You will be given an opportunity to develop a publishable investigative research project of your choice which will be presented to you on completion. The investigation can be customised to your career aspirations for additional employability skills.
  • You will carry out advanced animal nutrition analysis for carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

The Animal Management Extended Diploma with Science is made up of 15 units which will be covered over a two year period. Learners will also be required to attend a placement in a work environment to support their learning. The minimum number of work experience hours required is 80.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum of 5 x GCSE grade 4/C including Math’s, English and Science prior to starting the course.
  • Applicants must have some industry experience.
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

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Progression routes

The Animal Management Level 3 Extended Diploma with Science has been designed to enable learners to progress to Higher Education, with further learning at level 4 and above at University or into a range of job roles within the Land Based sector. On completion of this course you could achieve up to 168 UCAS points. The course also prepares learners for employment within the Land Based sector. On completion of this course you could be employed as; Zoo Keeper, Yard Manager, Site Supervisor, RSPCA Trainee Welfare Officer, Animal Trainer or Animal Researcher. If you are unsure about your career progression please contact the Careers Team.

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You'll need to have:

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum of 5 x GCSE grade 4/C including Math’s, English and Science prior to starting the course.
  • Applicants must have some industry experience.
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

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