Course Details

This is an advanced course for school leavers or mature students who want to retrain in the animal care industry. This course allows you to improve your animal experience and confidence through practical work with our range of reptiles, mammals, birds and paddock animals in our new animal centre facilities. It also helps to develop your academic skills in order to progress onto university or into the workplace.

Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (two must be English and science) or a relevant level 2 qualification at merit level with a minimum of either GCSE maths or English at grade 4 or above. Some experience with animals. Mature applicants with animal related work experience will be considered.

Career options

Employment as an animal welfare assistant in kennels, catteries or other animal shelters or progression to the second year, which will prepare you for higher level study or employment.

Animal Management Level 3 Diploma (Year 1)

Five highlights

  • 1 Ofsted Outstanding teaching, learning and assessment
  • 2 Develop practical skills and gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • 3 Work with a wide range of animal species in the new Animal Centre
  • 4 Choices of subjects to cater for your interests and career goals
  • 5 Support and guidance from highly qualified staff

Key Points

  • Brinsbury Campus
  • 07.09.2020
  • C&G L3 Adv Tech Dip in Animal Management

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Course code Location Course length Start date
ANC114BF1A Brinsbury Campus 1 Year 07.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

You will cover a variety of core modules such as biology, animal behaviour, animal nutrition, animal health and husbandry, and animal welfare. You will work in the animal centre and learn about the day to day care of a wide variety of species.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught in both classroom sessions and through practical work in the animal centre and around the estate. You will also study and undertake practical activities on our working farm and at our equine yard. You will be required to complete work experience externally, this will be further discussed at interview.

How will I be assessed?

There will be two externally set tests in the spring and timed assessments based on coursework that will be completed throughout the year.

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