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Animal Management Level 3 Diploma at ProCo NW Ltd

Course description

This qualification is suited to learners who have experience working with animals and wish to develop their skills further.

On site we accomodate a large variety of animals which learners have the opportunity to work with and learn about during the course.

Course content

  • Understand and promote animal health
  • Management of animal accomodation
  • Plan and monitor animal feeding
  • Understand the principles of animal biology
  • Undertake animal handling and safe working
  • Undertake and review work-related experience in land based industries
  • Understand animal anatomy and physiology
  • Understand and interpret animal behaviour and communication
  • Understand the principles of animal nursing
  • Understand animal welfare and breed development
  • Understand the principles and carry out the practice of exotic animal health and husbandry
  • Undertake pet store design and animal management
  • Understand the principles of animal nutrition

Entry requirements

Three GCSEs or above including maths, English and science. Industry experience desireable.


  • Written assessments
  • Assignments
  • Practical assessments

Financial information

To support progression and development each learner can apply for a bursary which is means tested and is dependent on attendance.

Future opportunities

After completing the course learners can progress onto Higher Education - including a level 4 foundation degree or a Higher National Diploma in Animal Management.

Further information

  • Trainee zoo keeper
  • Pet shop assistant
  • Manager of a dog kennels and cattery
  • Veterinary care assistant
  • Dog grooming assistant
  • Animal welfare officer
  • Rescue centre and kennels supervisor

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 01 October 2015
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    • Wigan Skills Centre

      Our Wigan Skills Centre is located a few minutes walk from Wigan town centre. With excellent transport links the learning centre, on Prescott Street, is easily accessible.

      House in the learning centre is motor vehicle garage, fully-equied with a range of cars, machinery and tools.

      ProCo's brickwork, plastering, plumbing and joinery workshops are also located at the centre.

      We also have an excellent animal unit with built in mammal and reptile rooms. 

      Our centre for Veterinary Nursing is also located here.