Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Animal Management - Writtle University College

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Animal Management

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About the Course

This advanced level course combines both theoretical and practical aspects of animal care. You will develop animal handling skills and gain an understanding of how to maintain the health and welfare of a wide range of animal species. It is the equivalent of the first year of the Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management 1080.

Areas of Study

Understanding and promoting animal health, managing animal accommodation, planning and monitoring animal feeding, understanding animal welfare and breed development, understanding the principles and carrying out the practice of exotic animal health & husbandry, aquatics husbandry & management, wildlife populations, ecology & conservation.

You will continue to develop your English and Maths skills during the programme.

Entry Requirements

The following information provides students with the entry requirements for this particular course.
  • 5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 or Grade A* to C
  • Must include English, Maths and Science
  • 5 Days of work placement in an animal related establishment and a satisfactory reference from them
  • Satisfactory references from most recent School / College / Employer
Please note:
Alternative qualifications or experience will be considered on application.

Work Placements

During the course you will undertake animal unit duties at the University College's well-stocked animal facility, where you will become familiar with caring for the wide variety of animals that are housed here.

Method of Assessment

The course is assessed in a variety of ways including written assignments, tests, presentations as well as practical assessments involving the animals at the Titchmarsh Centre for Animal Studies. Please note that the majority of assessments are written.

After Completion of Your Course...

You can progress to the Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management.

Employment in a supervisory capacity in kennels, zoos and wildlife parks is possible.

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Study Mode - Full-time
Course Length - One year




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