Animal Management Level 3 90 Credit Diploma at Northumberland College
The course is for students who have achieved above average grades in their GCSEs particularly in Science, Maths and English and who have a dedicated interest in the care and welfare of animals. Over the two years the course is equivalent to three A Levels and is ideal for those wishing to gain entry into Higher Education at Kirkley Hall or University.
You will study exciting units including: Animal health, accommodation, handling, feeding, biology, anatomy and physiology, training, exotics, behaviour. You will be expected to complete one day every three weeks of engaging industrial experience at the expanding College zoo, this can be included within the total of 150 hours of actual work experience each year needed for the course, some of which can be carried out on an external placement.
Yes, you will need to have four GCSEs including, Maths and or English and preferably two sciences and one other all at grade C or above, or a level 2 qualification in a related subject.
Your progress will be assessed by a range of stimulating methods including written assignments, practical assessments/ observations, presentations, group work and identification tests.
After completing the course you could study a HND/Foundation Degree at Kirkley Hall or progress onto University to study BSc (Hons) in Zoology/Animal Behaviour/Conservation/Animal Science/ Animal Management for example. Or alternatively find employment in animal management/welfare organisations or in research.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northumberland College directly.