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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 vocational 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 four days a week with time for private study and work placements. There is a minimum College requirement of 90% attendance.
During the first year of the programme you have the opportunity to take part in a study tour to London visiting the Natural History Museum and London Zoo. In the second year you can take part in a three day study tour to North Wales, including trips to Bristol Aquarium, Chester Zoo and The Dogs Trust Centre. The course has a range of educational visits including Crufts, Longleat and Cotswold Farm Park.
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 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 Animal Management & Wildlife 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 (A* to C) range including maths, English and science or an appropriate Level 2 qualification at Merit grade with English and maths GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above. Course entry is subject to successful interview at the campus of your choice.
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.
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