BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Animal Care Management

Diploma Animal Care

Course Details

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Animal Care
Age Group

Northenden Campus
(Full Time - 57 weeks)

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This qualification offers an engaging programme to support students who want to pursue a career in an animal-related industry. It is ideal for students looking for a full-time course specialising in the animal management sector, or who want to work in the animal industry or envisage a career in animal occupations, animal technical roles or advanced areas of animal management, such as breeding and genetics.

Of course, you'll still get plenty of time with the animals, as you'll be building more practical skills and learning about the needs of different species.

By the time you finish, you'll have gained practical skills and in-depth knowledge, as well as an industry-recognised qualification. So, you'll be ready to move onto higher education or head straight out into the world of work.


Interactive research project (Mandatory)
Work experience
Exotic animal husbandry

Learners are required to have a strong interest in animal care themes and a good standard of English, Maths and Science (preferably to GCSE level).

Internal assessments, which are set and marked by teachers and include set tasks – learners take the assessment during a defined window and demonstrate understanding through completion of a vocational task.
Practical assessment
Work experience

Progress on to degree-level study with our higher education partner, UCEN Manchester. Students progressing from The Manchester College will receive a cash award through the Achievers Scholarship. Click Here to explore courses and apply.

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You will need working boots and a boiler suit for practical lessons, the cost for these is approximately £60. College Bursary funding is available.

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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Animal Care

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.

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