Animal Management Extended Diploma Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course provides the underpinning knowledge of the principles of animal science, covering all major areas of the industry. Modules cover the entire industry in a science-based, practical and stimulating programme.

You will study a range of animal management topics such as:

· Animal welfare and breeding

· Biological systems of animals

· Exotic animal health and husbandry

· Animal behaviour and communication

· Animal health and husbandry

· Work experience in the animal sector

· Investigative research project

· Animal feeding and nutrition

· Estate skills

Assessment Methods

Assessment will be varied forms of external and internal assessments. These take the form of theory exams, synoptic assessments, a work experience portfolio, written coursework, presentations, in-class tests, creation of posters and leaflets, work placement assessment and practical work.

Progression Options

This qualification provides a solid basis to progress to university to study subjects such as animal science, conservation, zoology, animal nursing and other related subjects, as well as equivalent or higher level apprenticeships in these areas. Popular courses to progress on to include the Foundation Degree in Applied Animal Management or Animal Conservation delivered via University Centre Somerset.


Alternatively you could find employment at a supervisory level in animal sanctuaries, breeding and boarding facilities, specialist pet stores, zoos or wildlife parks. Increasing numbers of students are interested in setting up their own businesses, such as dog walking, or grooming businesses.

Course Summary

Course Title Animal Management Extended Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five
GCSEs in the A* to C or 9 to 4 range including Maths, English and Science or an
appropriate Level 2 qualification at Merit grade with English and Maths GCSE at
4 or above
. Course entry is subject to a
successful interview at the campus of your choice.

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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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