- Subject Area
- Animal Care
- Age Group
(Full Time - 1 year)
The animal care industry has grown considerably in recent years, largely owing to a greater public focus on animal health and welfare issues. As such, it is providing a wide range of challenging but fulfilling and rewarding career opportunities for individuals with the right qualifications. This course provides an excellent starting point for progression into Higher Education.
Areas studied could include:
- Animal health
- Animal biology
- Animal welfare
- Animal behaviour and communication
- Animal accommodation
- Animal feeding and nutrition
- Animal handling and safe working
- Animal anatomy and physiology
- Wildlife management and rehabilitation
- Animal training
- Wildlife populations, ecology and conservation
Four GCSEs at grade A-C, including Maths or English, OR a BTEC First Diploma or Level 2 equivalent
You will be required to attend additional sessions to improve your English and Maths grades if applicable to enable you to progress to a full diploma if that is your intention
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed by a combination of assignments, practical, tests and off site projects.
Continuing Your Journey
This qualification is acceptable to universities and higher education colleges for entry to HND and degree courses. Advice on opportunities for further study will be provided during your course.Careers page
On successful completion of the course you will be awarded an Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management. You will also have the opportunity to complete Functional Skills that will help develop important skills - like communication, team working, presentation, and problem solving.
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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 Northenden campus.