Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management

About the Course

This advanced level course gives you the opportunity to learn about and build on the essentials of working with animals. It is designed to provide you with a very wide range of specialist technical practical skills and detailed knowledge and understanding which will equip you to seek a diverse range of employment opportunities, or to further learning and training within the animal care and management industries. You will learn how to work safely around animals, be responsible for the planning and carrying out animal husbandry health and handling, and feeding and nutrition. You will also learn about animal behaviour, animal breeds and welfare and business skills.

Areas of Study

Year 1 - Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Animal Management
You will learn about animal health and husbandry, feeding and nutrition, behaviour and communication as well as welfare, breeding and training. It will also include modules on biological systems of animals and exotic animal health and husbandry.

Year 2
You will gain further knowledge about wildlife and ecology conservation, zoological collections, animal nursing, pet store design and management as well as kennel and cattery management. Those modules will be complemented by business management in the land-based sector and the undertaking of a specialist project in the land-based sector.

Entry Requirements

The following information provides students with the entry requirements for this particular course.

Course Prerequisite:
Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Animal Management

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 or A*-C
  • Must include English, Maths and Science
  • Satisfactory references from most recent School / College / Employer

Please note:
Alternative qualifications or experience will be considered on application.

Work Placements

The programme includes a module of work experience. This should be in the animal or supporting industries. A portfolio of evidence of the placement will need to be completed, aspects of which will involve employers observations. This element will count towards the final grade and should be completed throughout the programme.

Method of Assessment

To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully achieve the following assessments:
  • Two externally-set and externally-moderated assignments
  • Three externally-set, externally-marked exams and sat under examination conditions
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Three externally-set and internally-marked assessments

After Completion of Your Course...

You can progress to a Higher Education course such as a Foundation or Honours degree.

Employment within an animal welfare organisation, a veterinary practice, a zoo, a wildlife park or a business such as a pet store, feed company or dog grooming salon is possible.