Higher Education

Animal Management HND

Full-Time + Part-Time


Course Location: Whittingham Road

Course Duration

  • Full-time over 2 years, daytime
  • Part-time over 3 years, daytime

Fees (2017-18)

  • Part-time total tuition fees - £12,120
  • Full-time total tuition fees - £12,000

UCAS course code: D3T5

Please note that we are currently unable to accept international students.

How to apply

About this course

This programme is aimed at those wanting to work in the animal management sector in industries as varied as animal welfare, production, education, companion and training. The course provides learners with underpinning knowledge of animal health, husbandry, welfare, behaviour, animal science and management.

There is an emphasis on the development of skills: general skills such as communication, IT and teamwork; and practical skills such as animal handling, health checking, monitoring and evaluating behaviour; training animals; design and maintenance of animal accommodation; and assessing animal welfare.

What will I learn?

Core Units

  • Business Environment
  • Animal Husbandry Management
  • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Research Project

Specialist Units (optional and subject to availability)

Students will study 160 credits.

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Management of Animal Collections
  • Exotics and the Pet Trade
  • Management of Animals in Education and Entertainment
  • Natural History of Exotics Mammals
  • Horse Husbandry
  • Human Animal Interactions
  • Management of Training of Animals
  • Animal Industry and Trade
  • Fish Game and Wildlife Management
  • Plan the breeding of animals

How will I be assessed?

Students will be assessed through coursework and practical assessments.

What do I need?

  • 48 UCAS points
  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Animal Management or a similar discipline; or
  • An A Level profile preferably with a science focus; or
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate preferably science-based

This profile should be supported by GCSE grades A* to C.

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

Where can it take me?

Employment routes after completion of qualification

On successful completion, students may wish to consider careers in a variety of animal-related industries, zoological institutions, commercial animal establishments, DEFRA or animal welfare organisations.

Top up routes after completion of the qualification

Those that wish to continue their studies can use this qualification to progress on to a full honours degree at many universities, in Animal Management-related subject areas.