Animal Management Level 3 Diploma

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Our unique animal course enables you to develop a wide range of valuable skills essential for success in a variety of careers with animals. We have a wide range of study and assessment methods to suit all students. You will have the chance to work with and study a variety of animal species in our specialised Animal Centre and be taught by experts in their specific fields

What will I study in Animal Management Level 3 Diploma?

You will learn to work with a variety of taxa in our animal centre. We have a range of units that are taught but some of our core units include:

  • Animal health and husbandry
  • Animal feeding and nutrition
  • Animal behaviour and communication
  • Biological systems of animals
  • Animal welfare and breeding
  • Health and Safety

Alongside these core units you will also complete more specific subjects for example; animal training and farm animal husbandry

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 4, including 3 from the ‘core subjects’

How will I learn?

You will have to undertake a mandatory work experience placement within the animal sector where you will improve your practical skills and knowledge to industry standards as well as improve more generic employability skills. We would advise you come prepared with placemnt in september.

You will take part in a range of in class activties that include group work, research, course work and wider reading around the topics being studied.

You will undertake practical duties at the college as well as your practical work experience.

Assessment in year 1 is the following:

Health and Safety Exam

Biological Systems Exam

Theory 1 Exam

Synoptic Assessment which includes both practical and theoretical tasks.

Assessment in year 2 is the following:

Theory 2 Exam

Synoptic Assessment which includes both practical and theoretical tasks.

As well as these you will study a number optional units over the 2 years.  These are assessed by coursework.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment in year 1 is the following:

Health and Safety Exam

Biological Systems Exam

Theory 1 Exam

Synoptic Assessment which includes both practical and theoretical tasks.

Assessment in year 2 is the following:

Theory 2 Exam

Synoptic Assessment which includes both practical and theoretical tasks.

As well as these you will study a number optional units over the 2 years.  These are assessed by coursework.

Any trips?

Students across both pathways will attend unit specific trips, these are usually based around our zoo, aquatics, wildlife and farm units.

Recently the zoo students have attended a trip to Crocodiles of the World to learn from an ex-student who has secured a job there

Are there any costs involved?

The College provides materials for the course but students must supply their own outdoor clothing (including steel toe-capped boots). We work in all conditions. Additional PPE will be required for when working with animals (a scrub top), and a memory stick will be needed for the synoptic exam, which is handed in. Information regarding this will be supplied in September.

Cirencester College offers a bursary scheme which may cover some or all of these costs. All details can be found on our website.

FAQs

How much time is spent handling animals?

This is a level 3 course, so the theory side is very in depth. You will, however, have a weekly duties session, where you will learn to care for the whole range of species in our collection. In addition, some units lend themselve more to practical work, eg farm animal handling and aquatics.


Do I need to do any work experience?

Work experience provides vital insight into what it is like to work with animals. Ideally you will start looking for a work experience placement, to start in Spetember. We will try and help those really struggling to find a placement.


What happens if I don't do well in year 1?

This is a two year course and progression onto the second year is dependent on year 1 achievement. However we do treat each case individually, and might have a discussion to implement an agreement with staff, outlining the expectations to achieve assignments in the 2nd year.


What can I do with a Level 3 in Animal Management?

Students have a variety of options open to them, including: direct employement, eg as a Kennel Hand, Zoo Keeper and Pet Store Operative; apprenticeships, including Vet Nurse and Dog Groomer; or progressing onto University (having achieved a satisfactory grade at Level 3), to study subjects including Animal Sciences, Ecology, Conservation, Zoology and Animal Behaviour.


Available As

Extended Diploma
[168 UCAS pts. available]
Diploma
[112 UCAS pts. available]

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