Animal Conservation and Welfare

Introduction

Course Title: Level 3 – Extended Diploma in Animal Management – Environmental Studies Pathway
Course Code: AC225

Department: Animal Conservation and Welfare
Course Type: Full time



Global warming, the loss of Artic sea and deforestation all influence animal behaviour and welfare. This advanced two year course is suitable for anyone looking for a career involving the impact of the environment on the welfare of animals.

This pathway will develop your skills in animal management and look at biochemistry, microbiology, principles of aquatics, wildlife management and conservation.

You will also gain 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.

Overview

Qualification

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.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management year two units include:
- Understand the principles of animal biology; Undertake and review work related experience in the land based industries; Undertake an investigative project in the land based sector; Understand the principles of animal nursing;
Understand the principles of animal nutrition; Understand the principles and carry out the practice of biochemistry and microbiology; 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 with distinction plus Level 2 functional skills . Recent experience of working with animals is essential.

Next Steps

- Year 2 Level 3 Extended Diploma Animal Management - Foundation Degree in Animal Conservation and Welfare

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 - Conservation work - Pet shop work - Dog Grooming Assistant