Certificate of Higher Education in Animal Bioscience
UCAS Code: C312
The CertHE Animal Bioscience is an introduction to the biological sciences relating to animals, the way they work, their health, their diseases and their relationships with humans. Students will be taught by a range of skilled scientists and clinicians with extensive experience of animal disease and research. We will cover a wide variety of introductory topics in animal biology, management and disease that is likely to be of interest to the student.
We welcome applications from all individuals with great potential and the dedication to commit to the course and succeed. We demand high levels of motivation and, in return, promise a rich and rewarding experience at Writtle.
UCAS Tariff Points
GCE A Levels
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
BTEC Level 3 Diploma
An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.
All applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C or above to include English, Maths and Science.
Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying Access to HE Diploma courses. For more information please contact Admissions.
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL/APEL)
Information about our Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL/APEL) policy can be found on our Higher Education Regulations and Policies page.
Skills development will include the development of basic skills of word processing, use of spread-sheets, databases and presentation software, as well as basic skills in data analysis.
By the end of the programme students will be able to find, cite and use information and be able to communicate through both oral and written approaches and to a range of audiences.
There will be an approach to the development of individual and teamworking skills, including reflective practice. Graduate skills developed include the ability to demonstrate an understanding of key biological concepts and communicate findings effectively. Graduates will demonstrate basic laboratory skills, allowing them to find employment in bioscience laboratories.
The acquisition of knowledge and understanding is approached through an emphasis on student-centred learning. Integration of theoretical and practical learning ensures the strong vocational focus as a priority in the provision. The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course.
- Practical laboratory sessions
- Group work
- Independent learning
Knowledge and understanding is assessed mainly via examination and coursework. The following list shows the variety of assessment methods experienced on this course.
Alternatively, students have the option to undertake further study: after the CertHE in Animal Bioscience students are prepared for further undergraduate study, such as the BSc (Hons) Bioveterinary Science at Writtle, or similar courses elsewhere. Successful completion of the award will allow students to enrol in year 2 of the BSc (Hons) Bioveterinary Science at Writtle.