Animal Conservation and Welfare


Course Title: Level 3 – Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management (720)
Course Code: AC236

Department: Animal Conservation and Welfare
Course Type: Full time

This qualification is for you if you are aged 16-19 and want to work with animals either directly hands-on or within the wider allied services or businesses. It is designed to provide you with a wide range of specialist technical practical skills, together with detailed knowledge and understanding which will prepare you to for a diverse range of employment opportunities, or to apply for further learning and training within the animal care and management industries. On successful completion of the qualification, you will be awarded with either the;
Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management (Zoos and Wildlife) (720)
Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management (Animal Management and Applied Science) (720)

This qualification provides you with the opportunity to learn about and build on the essentials of working with animals. You will learn how to work safely with animals, be responsible for the planning and carrying out of animal husbandry, their health and handling together with their feeding and nutrition. You will also learn about animal behaviours, animal breeds and welfare, and animal biology.
In the second year you will then opt to specialise in one of the following areas; zoos, wildlife, animal management or applied science.
Students choosing the zoos and wildlife option will study the following areas - wildlife ecology and conservation, wildlife management and rehabilitation, exotic animal husbandry and zoological collections, plus you will study futher topics such as aquatics, avians or population surveys. These will prepare you for roles within wildlife settings or zoological collections.



C&G Level 3 - Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management (720)

Course Content

Units include;
Year 1
Principles of Health and Safety
Undertake and review work related experience in the Land-based Industries
Animal Health and Husbandry
Animal Feeding and Nutrition
Animal Behaviour and Communication
Animal Welfare and Breeding
Biological systems of animals

Year 2 - Zoo and Wildlife pathway
Wildlife and Ecology Conservation
Wildlife Management and Rehabilitation
Exotic Animal Health and Husbandry
Zoological Collections
Animal Nursing
Undertake Estate Skills

Year 2 - Animal Management and Applied Science pathway
Pet Store Design and Management
Fundamentals of Science
Kennel and Cattery Management
Farm Livestock Husbandry and Welfare
Small Animal Rehabilitation

Entry Requirements

Year 1 Level 2 qualification in Animal Care with Distinction plus 2 GCSE's Grade C/4 or above Recent experience of working with animals is essential. Year 2 Successful completion of Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Animal Management (360) You must be prepared to work outside in all weathers with a wide range of animals.

Next Steps

Apprenticeships Foundation Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Career Opportunities

Zoo and Wildlife pathway: General worker (zoo) Assistant Warden Wildlife Assistant Animal Management and Applied Science pathway: Kennel and Cattery supervisor Dog Grooming Assistant