Certificate of Higher Education in Animal Studies - Writtle University College
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Certificate of Higher Education in Animal Studies

UCAS Code: D303

This course offers a vocational approach to the study of animals at Higher Education level. Achieved by incorporating practical animal husbandry skills into a broad programme of academic study, students will develop a sound understanding of scientific principles whilst also developing practical competence with a wide range of species.

 

Key

OPTIONAL MODULES

Optional modules
Students can select one 15 credit optional module from stage two.

UCAS Tariff Points
48
GCE A Levels
48 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C/4 or above
Irish Certificate
48 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x B3 or H3 higher
Scottish Highers
48 UCAS tariff points, to include 1 x B & 1 x C
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
PPP
BTEC Level 3 Diploma
MP

Please note:

An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.

GCSEs

All applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above to include English, Maths and Science.

Access course

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.

The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course.

  • Animal handling practicals involving work with a wide range of domesticated and captive animal species
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars and debates
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Visits
  • Online quizzes, wikis and activities
  • Laboratory practical classes including dissections

This course provides a mix of assessment methods including.

  • Practical assessments with companion and zoo animals, farm livestock and horses
  • Examinations - both multiple choice and essay questions
  • Presentations - both individually and in small groups
  • Essays and technical reports
  • Assessed seminars
  • Experimental work and laboratory reports
  • Poster presentations

This list of careers below are those that graduates from this programme have been successful in.

  • Animal nutrition trainee
  • Retail jobs in the pet industry
  • Cattery and Kennel supervisors
  • Animal Welfare Office
  • RSPCA technician
  • Progression to BSc

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