Animal Management (Zoo) 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

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 Methods

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.

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 (Zoo) Extended Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 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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Spotlight

It’s a very hands-on course and you work with a variety to animals. All the staff are really helpful and the practical aspect of the qualification reinforces what we learn about welfare, housing, laws, animal care and training.

Niall Sweeney

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