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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:
To support your learning, the first year includes 150 hours of work experience and 80 hours in the second year. College attendance is for the equivalent of three days a week with time for private study and work placements. There is a minimum College requirement of 90% attendance.
Assessment will be varied forms of external and internal assessments. These include 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.
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 Title||Animal Management (Zoo) Extended Diploma Level 3|
You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range including Maths, English and
I’m really proud of what I’ve achieved so far. I’ve never been a confident person, so the thought of work experience and spending time with a group of strangers seemed impossible. Now everything’s changed - I completed work experience with the National Animal Welfare Trust at Heaven’s Gate and met some lovely people. This valuable experience reinforced that looking after animals really is my dream job.
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