Animal Welfare & Science

Introduction

Course Title: Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management
Course Code: AC237

Department: Animal Welfare & Science
Course Type: Full time



This qualification is for you if you want to work with animals, either directly hands-on or within the wider allied services and 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 for a diverse range of employment opportunities, or to apply for further learning and training within the animal care and management industries. 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 behaviour, animal breeds, welfare and business skills. In the second year you will then opt to specialise in one of the following areas; zoos, wildlife, animal management or applied science.

Overview

Qualification

C&G Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management (1080)

Course Content

Units may include;
Undertake a specialist project in the land-based sector
Wildlife and ecology conservation
Wildlife management and rehabilitation
Farm livestock husbandry and welfare
Health and Safety
Health and Husbandry
Feeding and Nutrition
Behaviour and Communication
Biological systems
Welfare and Breeding
Pet Store design and management
kennal and Cattery
Estate Skills
Exotic Health and Husbandry
Avian Health and Husbandry
Livestock

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs Grade C/4 or above to include English, maths and science.

Next Steps

BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare
BSc (Hons) Marine Ecology and Conservation
FdSc Veterinary Nursing
FdSc Para-Veterinary Science
FdSc Countryside and Coastal Conservation
BSc (Hons) Agricultural Science
HND Equine Management (with Equine experience)

Career Opportunities

Trainee zoo keeper
Trainee aquarist
Wildlife warden
Nature officer
Data recorder
Project officer

Animal Management pathway:
Animal centre/Unit manager
Animal centre deputy manager
Dog grooming business owner/manager
Pet store manager
Kennel/Cattery supervisor/manager

Applied Science Pathway:
Research assistant (desk based)
Trainee animal husbandry technician
Lab technician
Veterinary practice lab assistant