Animal Management - HND - Full Time - TOP UP

HND Animal Management (240 credits)

Length of Course: 1 Year Full Time 2 Years Part Time

Campus Location: Whittingham Campus

The HND in Animal Management provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the animal management sector and also offers specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units. A respected qualification in its own right. Candidates completing a HND Diploma may progress to top up degree programmes and other professional qualifications upon completion if they so desire at other institutions.

At Halesowen College the HND in Animal Management offers:

  • Broad range of modules relating to the animal management industry.
  • On site animal care facilities.
  • A range of assessment methods.
  • Experienced and approachable staff

Compulsory Modules:

  • Animal Health and Welfare -15 credits
  • Business and the Business Environment – 15 credits
  • Managing a Successful Research Project – 15 credits
  • Research Project – 30 credits
  • Biological Principles – 15 credits

Optional Modules:

  • Animal Nutrition
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Collection Management
  • Ecological Principles
  • Animal Behaviour in Society
  • Anthrozoology
  • Evolution and Adaptations
  • Animal Breeding and Genetics
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Management of Animal Boarding Establishments

All optional units 15 credits. Modules subject to change due to teaching staff specialisms.

How will I be assessed?

Assignment work throughout the programme which may be assessed through practical assessments, seminars, presentations, dissertation and written assignments, graded a pass, merit or distinction.

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 (or 4) in Maths and English Language.

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 within the animal industry.

Additional information


Full Time and Part Time

How many days at College?

2 Days FT, 1.5 Days PT

Tutorial support provided by course leader

Online resources available? Access to Moodle VLE for access to learning resources

Students are encouraged to use a range of resources, including books and journals from the Learning Resource Centre on Campus, as well as online learning materials.

In class delivery involving lectures, practicals, seminars, group discussion and independent research

It is recommended that students supplement their course with voluntary work experience to develop their own skills and experience to enhance employment opportunities. Other costs involved will be overalls / lab coat and wellington boots for practical activities and potential costs for trips.

How to Apply:

Full Time via UCAS – D3T5, H04

Part time applications via the Halesowen College website

Start date: September 2021

Day: TBC

Time: TBC

Course Fee (per annum): TBC

Course code: H40014

UCAS Code: D3T5

Learning Aim: 60327728

Study Mode: Full Time and Part Time

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