Please note, this course information is for September 2021 entry.
The new admissions cycle for September 2022 entry will open in October 2021, and we recommend you check back for updates to course information.
If you are interested in Animal Management and working with a variety of animals then this course, consisting of practical and theory sessions, will give you relevant hands on experience.
We provide excellent Animal Care education in specialist facilities providing housing for exotic mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, as well as domestic small animals.
This is a comprehensive course if you want to increase your knowledge and develop an understanding of animals.
During the course, you will study units that will give you knowledge and experience in areas such as Animal Biology, Animal Behaviour, Animal Welfare & Ethics, Practical Animal Husbandry and the Principles of Exotic Care
In the practical sessions, you will learn Handling & Restraint Techniques, Accommodation Management and Feeding Regimes for a wide variety of animals including exotic mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.
All students must complete 300 hours work experience in an animal related industry – one day a week will be allocated for this as part of your timetable.
Assessment is mainly by written coursework, practical observation, photographic evidence and oral presentations.
There are three externally assessed units in the form of written examinations; Animal Biology and Animal Welfare in the first year, Animal Breeding and Genetics in the second year.
You will need to have achieved at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including English, Maths and Science.
You can progress to an exciting range of higher level courses, including Animal Management HNC/D. University undergraduate courses include Wildlife Conservation, Vet Nursing, Animal Behaviour and Zoology
This course is ideal if you are considering a career working with animals in roles such as Cattery/Kennels Assistant, Stable Hand, Trainee Veterinary Nurse, Pet Store Assistant, Trainee Zoo Keeper, Dog Grooming Assistant, Trainee Ecologist or Trainee Welfare Officer.
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