Course Details

  • This two-year full-time qualification is ideal for students looking to pursue a career in the animal management sector or who would like to work in the animal industry or animal focused roles.

    On the course, students will study animal breeding and genetics as well as animal welfare and ethics. There are also a number of optional units students can study and specialise in including exotic animal husbandry, zoological animal health and husbandry, wildlife ecology and conservation management, animal grooming and animal nursing.

  • Applicants must possess five GCSE’s at grade 4 or above including English, maths and science.

  • Learners will be assessed via internal assessments and tasks, which are set and marked by teachers, and via external assessments, which are set and marked by Pearson.

  • Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners can progress on to study degree level courses such as BSc (Hons) in Animal Management, BSc (Hons) in Agriculture, Foundation Degree in Animal Management (FdSc) or HND Animal Management.
    Alternatively, this qualification also prepares learners for direct employment in the sector and is suitable for learners who wish to enter a particular specialist area of work such as animal technician, pet store manager, rescue cenre manager or assistant zookeeper.

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  • This course is fully funded.
    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.

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  • Do you have a burning question about this course, or would you like to know more about the qualification you’ll receive and how it will help your career? Our course enquiries team is on hand to help you understand any details and answer any questions – whether it’s about applying for the course or finding out about finance. Just get in touch here!

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