Animal Conservation and Welfare


Course Title: Level 3 – Extended Diploma in Animal Management – Business Pathway
Course Code: AC221

Department: Animal Conservation and Welfare
Course Type: Full time

Many people want to start their own business within the animal care industry - from animal behaviour therapist and dog groomer to pet sitting and retailer.

This two year advanced course could make the difference between success and failure as it combines advancing your animal management skills with learning how to run your own enterprise.

In addition to a wide range of animal related units including anatomy, husbandry and welfare, you will also study business management, business planning and retail merchandising.

This business pathway will provide you with additional knowledge and qualifications to enhance your prospects of employment or further study either directly within the animal industry 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 land based industries
-Undertake an investigative project in the land based sector
-Understand and interpret animal behaviour and communcation
-Undertake Dog Grooming
-Undertake petstore design and animal management
-Understand the principles and carry out the practice of avian health and management
-Understand the principles of aquatics husbandry and management
-Understand the principles and carry out the practice of wildlife populations, ecology and conservation

-Understand and undertake wildlife management and rehabilitation
NB. All units are subject to change.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs Grade C or above - to include English, maths and science OR Level 2 qualification in animal care at Distinction plus Level 2 Functional Skills . Recent experience of working with animals is essential.

Next Steps

- Apprenticeships - Foundation Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare - Business Administration qualifications

Career Opportunities

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