Animal Conservation and Welfare


Course Title: Level 3 – Extended Diploma in Animal Management – Animal Nursing Pathway
Course Code: AC230

Department: Animal Conservation and Welfare
Course Type: Full time

Suitable for students who are considering progressing into a career as a veterinary nurse, veterinary receptionist or animal nursing assistant within today’s modern veterinary practice.

Through a mix of lecture, practical demonstrations, academic study and work experience, this advanced course will develop a comprehensive understanding of anatomy, physiology, animal handling as well as animal behaviour and the principles of animal nursing.

You will also gain additional knowledge and qualifications to enhance your prospects of employment, to enter further study of veterinary nursing or transfer to a similar industry.



C&G Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management

Course Content

During the first year of this course you will complete the units for the Level 3 90 Credit Diploma.

Year 2 units include:
-Undertake and review work related experience in the landbased industries
-Undertake an investigative project in the landbased sector
-Business management in the land based sector
-Understand and interpret animal behaviour and communication
-Undertake kennel and cattery management
-Understand and undertake wildlife management and rehabilitation
-Understand and carry out farm livestock husbandry
-Undertake Practices of equine health, handling and husbandry

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs Grade C or above - to include English, maths and Science OR Level 2 qualification in Animal Care with Distinction plus Level 2 Functional Skills. Recent experience of working with animals together with a work placement in a veterinary practice is essential.

Next Steps

- Year 2 Level 3 Extended Diploma Animal Management - Further Veterinary Nursing qualifications

Career Opportunities

- Veterinary Nurse (with further training) - Veterinary reception - Animal Nursing Assistant - Animal Parks/Animal visitor attractions - Zoo Keeper - Kennels and catteries - Animal Care Worker/Supervisor - Pet shop work - Dog Grooming Assistant