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Course Description

This course provides a good foundation for those students who have a real passion for working with animals and aims to prepare participants for employment at supervisory level jobs within the industry.

This course is also well suited for those who currently work in the industry and would like to further develop their skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to progress within the sector.

As a student on this course you will also be responsible for the welfare of animals on the college animal care unit, to include those animals in our Blue Cross Rehoming Centre, Day Boarding Dog Kennels and livestock production area.

QUALIFICATION

Edexcel Higher National Certificate in Animal Management

Details

Level 4

1 Year - Full Time

Based at: Middleton Campus

Fees: £6000

Applying

Applications for this course are made via the UCAS website - click here.

UCAS Code: DD32

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Entry Requirements

80 UCAS tariff points which may include:

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management (Pass/Merit/Merit).
  • 4 GCSEs grade C/4 or above which must include English and maths.
  • It is recommended that you have also achieved GCSE Biology and Chemistry at grade C/4 or above due to the scientific content of some of the units.
  • If you have undertaken BTEC Applied Science instead of GCSE, you should have achieved an overall Merit.

Details

The course takes place over 4 days per week with three days in college and one day industrial experience placement. The course is made up of both compulsory and specialist units that enable you to study particular areas in depth.

You will be in college three days a week and also undertake industrial experience placement one day a week. The course is delivered via lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. You will be assessed on theory work, presentations, creation of public information resources, written scientific reports, practical observations when managing the care of animals and supervising those carrying out various animal husbandry procedures.

The course is made up of a variety of units that enable you to study particular areas in depth. These units are likely to include (not exhaustive):

  • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Managing a Successful Project
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Nursing
  • Horse Husbandry


Work Experience

Students undertake a work experience placement 1 day per week. You will be assessed through practical observations when managing the care of animals and when supervising those carrying out various animal husbandry procedures.

Progression

Employment in a range of animal industries, progression onto the Higher National Diploma in Animal Management at Hopwood Hall or degree programme.