Course Details

HND in Animal Management is a challenging course that aims to produce students who will quickly aspire to managerial positions within the animal management industry. If you are over the age of 18 and wishing to prepare for a career in the animal management and welfare sector or progress onto the final year of an honours degree then this course is for you. 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, you will have the opportunity to celebrate your achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral.

Entry Requirements

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

Career options

This course qualifies you 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
  • 16.09.2020
  • EDX L5 HND in Animal Management (Animal)


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Course code Location Course length Start date
ANC127BF1A Brinsbury Campus 2 Years 16.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

In your first year you will complete 8 units and achieve an Edexcel BTEC Level 4. Areas you will study will include Business Environment, Animal Husbandry Management, Animal Health & Welfare, Animal Nutrition, Animal Behaviour, Anatomy & Physiology and Animal Collections. During your second year you will complete a further 7 unit covering topics such as Work-based experience, Biological Principles, Ethics & Consultation, Anthrozoology, Evolutions & Adaptions and 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. Course tuition fee - £6,500 per year Equipment - £130

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