(Full Time - 2 years)
Our Level 3 Animal Management qualification is designed to help you progress onto direct employent in an animal-related industry or onto further study at university. During this engaging qualification you'll study a range of mandatory topics including Animal Health and Husbandry, Animal Feeding and Nutrition, Animal Behaviour and Communication, Biological Systems of Animals, and Animal Welfare and Breeding. You'll also study topics like Exotic Animal Health and Husbandry, Aquatics Welfare and Breed Development, Avian Health and Husbandry and Zoological Collections.
You'll develop your knowledge of business with an Business Management in the Land-Based Sector topic and develop your customer service skills with a Customer Care and Retail Merchandising topic.
Once you've completed the mandatory topics, you'll have the opportunity to study optional units such as Wildlife and Ecology Conservation, Wildlife Management and Rehabilitation or Animal Training.
You'll require 5 GCSE's at grade 4 or above including English, maths and science.
You'll be assessed through a range of external methods including work experience, synoptic practical assessments (set by City and Guilds) but marked internally and an end knowledge assessment (set and marked by City and Guilds)
You'll also be assessed through internal assessments which are set and marked by teachers, and include set tasks where you'll take the assessment during a defined window and demonstrate understanding through completion of a vocational task.
Upon successful completion of this qualification, you'll be able to progress onto university and study animal care related degrees such as BSc (Hons) in Animal Management, BSc (Hons) in Agriculture, Foundation Degree in Animal Management and Behaviour (FdSc), Foundation Degree in Animal Management (FdSc) or HND Animal Management. Once you've completed your studies, you'll be prepared for direct employment in the animal care sector in roles such as direct employment in the animal management sector, and is suitable for learners who wish to enter a particular specialist area of work, such as animal technician, animal welfare centre manager, pet shop worker, animal nutritionist, kennel or cattery worker, rescue centre worker, assistant zookeeper or animal officer/inspector.Careers page
If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.Fees, finance and funding page
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Interact with an incredible range of animals, both domestic and exotic, discover how and why animals behave like they do, and follow your passion for these wonderful creatures with a career in animal care – all from right here in Manchester at our Wythenshawe campus.