Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management

This exciting course takes place in our indoor and outdoor animal units, where you will have the opportunity to work with over 50 different animal species.

From African Dormice and Red Foot Tortoise, to a Tenrec, Japanese Raccoon Dog and Tegu Lizard, you'll be gaining hands-on, practical experience to prepare you for degree level study and a career in this exciting industry.

Our successful animal management alumnus, Alex, completed this course and has now gained impressive experience as a Zookeeper at Blackpool Zoo while completing his Zoo Management degree at University of Chester.

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

The course will start in September and will take two years to complete.

During the first year of your course, you will complete the 90 Credit, level 3 Diploma in Animal Management. During your second year you will then complete the level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management.

What will I study?

Additional to the units studied and completed during the 90 credit level 3 Diploma in Animal Management, you will also study the following units:

  • Animal training
  • Estate management
  • Scientific project
  • Exotics
  • Ecology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Work based experience
  • Animal breeding and genetics
  • Animal biology

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.

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 2020), 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?

The industry is worth £1 billion to the UK's economy and has 13,000 businesses, 78,000 employees and lots of volunteers, which means there are plenty of career opportunities to take advantage of!

As this course carries up to a maximum of 168 UCAS Tariff Points, previous students have progressed on to university to study a variety of animal-related and science degrees such as zoology, zoo management, veterinary science and animal behaviour.

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

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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.