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Animal Management Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma (AGR1) at Barnsley College

Course description

This two year study programme, offering two pathways, starts in September 2018 and will provide you with a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge which will equip you to seek employment or further learning and training within the animal care and management industries.

Course content

Based at our Wigfield Farm campus, this two year study programme gives you the opportunity to study a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge that build upon the core skills required to include how to work safely around animals, be responsible for the planning and carrying out animal health and husbandry, and feeding and nutrition.

ROUTE ONE: (Wildlife)

  • Principles of health and safety
  • Undertake and review work related experience
  • Animal health and husbandry
  • Animal Feeding and nutrition
  • Animal behaviour and communication
  • Biological systems of animals
  • Animal welfare and breeding
  • Wildlife and ecology conservation
  • Wildlife management and rehabilitation
  • Exotic animal health and husbandry
  • Aquatics welfare and breed development
  • Avian health and husbandry
  • Animal Nursing
  • Farm livestock husbandry and welfare
  • Ecological concepts and applications
  • Population surveys, ecology and conservation
  • Undertake Estate skills
  • Business management in the land based sector
  • Undertake a Specialist project in the land based sector

ROUTE TWO (Zoo)

  • Principles of health and safety
  • Undertake and review work related experience
  • Animal health and husbandry
  • Animal Feeding and nutrition
  • Animal behaviour and communication
  • Biological systems of animals
  • Animal welfare and breeding
  • Wildlife and ecology conservation
  • Wildlife management and rehabilitation
  • Animal training
  • Aquatics welfare and breed development
  • Avian health and husbandry
  • Animal Nursing
  • Zoological collections
  • Farm livestock husbandry and welfare
  • Undertake Estate skills
  • Business management in the land based sector
  • Customer care and retail merchandising
  • Undertake a Specialist project in the land based sector

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4/C and above including English, maths and science (preferably Biology).

Assessment

Courses may be assessed through a variety of methods including coursework, practical or examination. For up to date information please visit www.barnsley.ac.uk

Financial information

Financial support

If your total annual household income is less than £35,000 you could be eligible for financial support through our Learner Support Fund for travel (up to £700), if your household income is below £20,000 you could be eligible for food, trips, printing, equipment and childcare. You don’t have to pay this money back.

You can pick up a Learner Support Fund application form from Student Services on the ground floor at the Old Mill Lane campus.

Guaranteed bursaries

If you are aged between 16 and 18 and currently living on your own, in care or leaving care, you could be eligible for a non-repayable bursary of up to £1,200 per year.*

Food

You can get FREE meals at college if your household income is less than £20,000. Speak to Student Services to find out more on +44 (0)1226 216 267

FREE bus services!

We realise that getting to and from college might not be very easy for everyone so we have funded four free return bus services for our students. They go to and from the Old Mill Lane campus which is just a few minutes’ walk from our Sixth Form college campus.

Shelley > Old Mill Lane campus

Stocksbridge via Penistone > Old Mill Lane campus

South Elmsall via South Kirby, Hemsworth, Kinsley, Fitzwilliam and Ryhill > Old Mill Lane campus

Rotherham via Ecclesfield and Chapeltown > Old Mill Lane campus

These bus routes are completely free for our students and operate on a first come, first served basis. Each route operates to ensure students get to college before lessons start and a return service is provided after lessons finish. Please contact Student Services for details of pick-up points and times or go to:

http://www.barnsley.ac.uk/student-life/student-travel/

*Terms and conditions apply16 +44 (0)1226 216 123 info@barnsley.ac.uk www.barnsleysixthformcollege.co.uk

 

 

 

Future opportunities

There are several opportunities available, one of which is to carry on studying for a HND in Animal Management.

Beyond college, there are many opportunities such as groomer, RSPCA, veterinary nurse, army dog handler, customs dog handler, equine or stable work, animal behaviourist or zoo keeper.

Further information

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact the Additional Learning Support team on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Information Unit

We have a dedicated team available to provide information on all of our courses and to help you to make the right choices about your future. The team are based at the Old Mill Lane site.

Drop in:

Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Tel: +44 (0)1226 216 123

Email: info@barnsley.ac.uk

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: 18 May 2018
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