Course Details

HNC in Animal Management is a challenging course which aims to produce students who will quickly aspire to managerial positions within the animal management industry. This course takes advantage of small class sizes to offer excellent practical opportunities with a variety of species in our new animal centre. You will learn the skills you need to enter competitive areas such as zoo keeping or to specialise further on a related top up degree. The options for top up include Animal Management, Animal Behaviour or Animal Welfare. At the end of the course students have the opportunity to celebrate their achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral.

Entry Requirements

GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade C/4. Applicants need to demonstrate a sound academic background in Maths and English. Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels (including a science discipline), or BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas at Merit or equivalent qualifications.

Career options

The qualification prepares learners for employment in the animal management and welfare sector. Employment opportunities exist within industries such as zoological parks, animal charity organisations, government agencies and regulatory bodies.

Animal Management (Animal) Higher National Diploma

Five highlights

  • 1 Good university links and advice on progression
  • 2 Small class sizes to allow individualised learning
  • 3 Regular tutorial support to enhance your learning experience
  • 4 Diverse range of animal species to study
  • 5 Support and guidance from highly qualified staff

Key Points

  • Brinsbury Campus
  • 02.09.2019
  • EDX L5 HND in Animal Management (Animal)


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Course code Location Course length Start date
ANC127BF1A Brinsbury Campus 2 Years 02.09.2019

What you need to know

What will I study?

Year 1 students complete 8 units and achieve an Edexcel BTEC Level 4, example modules are as follows: Business Environment | Animal Husbandry Management | Animal Health and Welfare | Animal Nutrition | Managing Project | Animal Behaviour | Anatomy & Physiology | Animal Collections. Year 2 students complete the 7 units. With the 8 units from year 1 this allows them to achieve an Edexcel BTEC Level 5. Example modules are as follows: Work-based experience | Biological Principles | Research Project | Ethics and Consultation | Anthrozoology | Evolutions and Adaptaions | Wildlife Management

How will I be taught?

You will be taught both in a classroom setting and in the animal centre. You will also be expected to undertake self-directed research. Learners will complete fieldwork and enjoy participating in a number of trips and visits.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is completed predominantly through written work but this can take many forms such as projects, essays, posters and reports. Other assessment methods used on this course include presentations, in-class tests or practical examinations.

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