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Animal Management BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma at Guildford College

Course description

The programme provides a practical and theoretical environment to develop the skills required in a wide variety of animal management occupations. It also provides an opportunity to begin specialising in aspects of the industry.

Merrist Wood is highly regarded in the animal industry as the leading animal education establishment in Surrey.

Well-equipped animal management resources including collections of domestic, companion and exotic animals as well as supporting facilities for canine care.

Wide links with industry with a ten-week placement to provide the opportunity for practical skills development and specialisation.

Tution by highly qualified and experienced tutors ensure you will gain the best possible start to your future career.


Course content

  • Animal biology
  • Welfare and ethics
  • Practical husbandry
  • Animal behaviour
  • Health and diseases
  • Work experience
  • Animal and human Interaction

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grades A* - C, including Maths, English and a Science subject, Level 2 Animal Diploma at Merit or above, or a Level 2 equivalent qualification with relevant animal experience.

You will need to be comfortable working with a range of animals and will need to pass the reference and interview process.


Written assignments and practical skills tests.

Future opportunities

Animal Management Level 3 Extended Diploma or employment in the animal industry.


Further information

You must wear safety footwear and a Merrist Wood sweatshirt and polo shirt.

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Guildford College directly.

Last updated date: 20 June 2016
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