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Course Description

This course is for those who want an advanced qualification in animal management which will enable you to manage the care of animals rather than undertake that care yourself.

When undertaking practical assessments you are expected to perform to an industry expected standard, use initiative and work independently. 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 Diploma in Animal Management

Details

Level 5

2 Years - Full Time

Based at: Middleton Campus

Fees: £6000 per year. Total course cost £12000 (2 years full-time)

APPLYING

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

UCAS CODE

DD33

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Entry Requirements

80 UCAS tariff points which can 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.

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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.

Students would typically complete the one-year HNC course and then continue their studies onto the HND. 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
  • Biological Principles
  • Research Project
  • Work experience

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 a degree programme.