Animal Conservation and Welfare


Course Title: Level 3 – 90 Credit Diploma Animal Management – Agriculture and Countryside Pathway
Course Code: AC227

Department: Animal Conservation and Welfare
Course Type: Full time

If you would like to work with farm and livestock animals, understand animal biology, genetics, breed development and how to care for them, this is an ideal pathway for you.

Together with animal management units you will also study farm livestock, estate skills and ecology through a mix of lectures, demonstrations and practical work. This tailored pathway provides you with additional knowledge and qualifications to gain employment or undertake further study within the animal industry or start to specialise in further learning about agriculture or countryside management.

This course forms the first year of the two year Level 3 Extended Diploma. Successfully completing the 90 Credit Diploma will allow you to fast track directly into the second year of the Level 3 Extended Diploma and complete a higher qualification.



C&G Level 3 90 credit Diploma Animal Management

Course Content

Units include:

Animal biology
Animal handling and safe working
Animal health
Breed development and welfare
Genetics and breeding
Animal Nursing
Farm livestock
Estate Skills

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs Grade C or above - including English, maths and science OR Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care with Distinction plus Level 2 Functional Skills Recent experience of working with animals is essential.

Next Steps

- Year 2 Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management, Agriculture or Countryside Management - Apprenticeships - Foundation Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare - Foundation Degree in Marine Ecology

Career Opportunities

- Veterinary Nurse (further training required) - Veterinary Receptionist - Animal Nursing Assistant - Animal parks/Animal visitor attractions - Zoo Keeper - Kennels and catteries - Animal Care Worker/Supervisor - Farm worker - Pet shop work - Conservation work - Dog Grooming Assistant