BTEC Extended Diploma in Animal Management Level 3

Course description
This course is based on a combination of time in college and work placements within the region’s animal care industry, with a programme of industrial visits to zoos, sanctuaries and animal centres.

How will I spend my time on the course?
You will have three days in college and one day work placement per week. The course involves industrial visits to zoos, sanctuaries and animal centres.

What are the entry requirements?
 Minimum of five GCSEs grade A*-C, including English language, or
 Diploma at level 2 merit grade, and with Functional Skills English, level 2.

Will it cost anything to do this course?
If you’re a full time students under the age of 19 you will not usually need to pay any course or examination fees. Students aged 19+ should contact the information office, tel: 01484 437070 for fee information.

You may need to pay for some essential costs for this course, including overalls and/or lab coat, strong footwear, some travel costs for visits. Help may be available for students in financial difficulties. Please contact student support services, tel: 0500 162100.

What other help can I get from the college?
Our student support services staff can offer advice and guidance on financial matters and accommodation and counsellors are available to help with personal and emotional problems. Extra help with English and maths is available to all who need or want it. Independent careers advice is also available within college. Tel: 0500 162100 and ask for student support services.

How will I learn on this course?
 Study and develop skills in the science, husbandry and welfare of animals and more specific aspects of the industry,
 learn to understand and promote animal health,
 plan and monitor animal feeding,
 learn about wildlife management and rehabilitation, and
 study pet store design, principles of aquatics, dog grooming, estate skills, animal biology, and animal behaviour and communication.

How will I be assessed?
Assessment is continuous over the two years with assignments, projects, and practical sessions.

What can I do after this course?
Opportunities for employment including work in vets, laboratories, animal welfare establishments, wild life centres, and commercial organisations

Successful students have progressed to Higher National Diploma courses at Kirklees College or university, and employment in the police, RAF, vet nursing, dog grooming and pet insurance.

How do I find out more about the course?
Contact the college, tel: 01484 437070 or email:

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