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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management

This specialist course is designed to provide you with the academic knowledge and skills to progress on to degree level study or a career within animal management.

You'll be taking your learning to the next level with the study of animal science such as genetics, biology and animal behaviour.

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

The course will start in September and offers a one-year, 90-credit diploma route or a two-year, level 3 extended diploma route.

What will I study?

You will have the opportunity to choose from the following units:

  • Animal health
  • Animal biology
  • Animal anatomy
  • Animal handling
  • Animal feeding
  • Animal accommodation
  • Zoo health and husbandry
  • Exotic animals
  • Animal behaviour and communication
  • Breeding and welfare
  • Project
  • Work experience
  • Breeding and genetics
  • Biochemistry and microbiology
  • Nutrition
  • Ecology
  • Wildlife rehabilitation
  • Inheritance and genetics

How is it assessed?

During this course you will be assessed through a range of assignments.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

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

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 click here.

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

Lots of our students go on to study a variety of animal related and science degrees at university after completing this course.

Depending on what your interests are, you could secure a career in animal science, conservation and wildlife, animal behaviour and welfare, zoo management, biological sciences or veterinary nursing.

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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.