Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management

You will gain a scientific, theoretical and managerial understanding of animal care to enable you to progress to the level 3 Extended Diploma qualification and ultimately, your dream career.

You will conduct a more in-depth exploration of wildlife rehabilitation, animal health, feeding and handling, whilst understanding the concepts of animal behaviour, biology and anatomy.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will study a variety of units such as:

  • Animal health
  • Animal feeding
  • Wildlife rehabilitation
  • Animal handling
  • Concepts of animal behaviour
  • Veterinary Nursing

How is it assessed?

During your course, you will be assessed through a combination of assignment workshops and practical observations.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have four GCSEs at grade 4 (equivalent to grade C) or above, including English, maths and science.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

If you already have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths but wish to achieve a higher grade, we can also support you to do this.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2018), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated financial support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you may wish to gain employment within a zoo, a wildlife conservation park, veterinary practice or animal rescue centre.

Alternatively, you may wish to enhance your knowledge further by progressing on to:

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management.

Ref: Mike Smillie

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Inspiring Success

Skott

“My passion for working with animals and educating others about wildlife is what drives me to work in the industry.”

Skott, Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Why study Animal Management with us?

Onsite Animal Units

Our indoor and outdoor animal units house mammals, reptiles, birds and other exotic creatures.

Progression Routes

Your course can help you to secure a place at university or a job in the industry.

Industry Links

We have lots of industry links with Dogs Trust, Knowsley Safari and many more!

Industry Experts

Our tutors are experienced industry experts and passionate about Animal Management.

The Dog Studio

We have a fully equipped, commercial dog grooming unit on site.

Interactive Learning

Your learning is very interactive and engaging as you work with over 50 different animal species.