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Animal Management Level 3 at Peterborough Regional College

Course description

Would you like to work in the animal care industry or progress onto higher education in an animal related subject? If so, this course could be for you. This course is also a good stepping stone onto careers such as: zoology, grooming, kennels, trainee veterinary nursing, land–based retail, supervisory/ management roles and rescue centre work.

Course content

Throughout the course you may have the opportunity to work at a major animal visitor centre, a grooming parlour or welfare sanctuary. You will also demonstrate your practical skills in our high quality college based outdoor enclosures and exotic animal accommodation areas. You will learn about a wide range of animal related subjects including: Year 1 • Practical animal husbandry skills • Animal welfare and ethics • Work experience placement in the animal sector • Emergency first aid • Animal health and diseases • Animal behaviour • Functional or GCSE maths and English skills (if required) • Employability, supervisory and team working skills Year 2 • Animal biology • Investigative research project • Functional or GCSE maths or English skills (if required) • Employability, supervisory and team working skills • Work experience placement in the animal sector • Plus three optional units

Entry requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above including English and preferably maths and science. A relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade would be an advantage. You will also need the ability to work independently, safely and have a keen interest in the theory aspects of animal management.


Your knowledge will be assessed by submission of coursework including written assignments, discussions, and video and voice recordings, aspects of the course are externally assessed. Your tutor will also observe your practical skills during the sessions. Thorough feedback is provided to develop your skills and knowledge to industry standards.

Financial information

You will be required to buy protective clothing such as safety boots, work clothes and water proof outdoor clothing. Stationery such as pens, pencils, a writing pad and folder will also be essential. Visits to local attractions and organisations will be arranged throughout your course and some additional entry fees may be required.

Future opportunities

This course provides a solid foundation for students to progress in the animal industry. It will prepare you for a variety of work in outdoor and animal environments including retail outlets, animal sanctuaries, catteries, dog kennels, trainee veterinary nursing or welfare organisations. You may also wish to further your studies at a higher level in related areas.

Further information

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event, details will be provided upon application.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 October 2017
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    • At Peterborough Regional College  we want you to be successful both during your time at College and anything you decide to do afterwards. No two students are the same and we understand the important of valuing people as individuals and recognise that sometimes there are barriers that may get in the way of people reaching their full potential. The support services within PRC exist to help remove them barriers. Through our various services we can provide a network of support to help you get the most out of your course.