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Animal Management (Level 3) - Zoos at Askham Bryan College

Course description

This pathway is designed to prepare learners for a career within zoos or other similar establishments, working with collections of animals such as those found in farm parks and other commercial settings. This course includes lectures at both the College Campuses and Flamingo Land Zoo.




Course content

Course Themes:

• Animal behaviour

• Zoo animal health

• Exotic animal husbandry

• Animal biology

• Welfare and breed development

• Avian health and management

• Farm livestock

• Aquatics

• Work experience

• English and maths provision where applicable  


Entry requirements

Level 3 Study Programmes:

4 GCSEs at grade 4 (old GCSE grade C) or above to include 2 from English, Maths and Science with at least a grade 3 (old GCSE grade D) in the remaining subject. Alternatively a suitable Level 2 vocational qualification (Merit or above) with English, Maths and Science at Level 2


Your timetable will include a mixture of practical work and classroom (theory) sessions. Vocational programmes are normally assessed through a variation of programme assignments, practical assessment and formal time constrained assessments/examinations.

Financial information

For financial information please contact Student Support on 01904 772201 or email

Future opportunities

Further study: Higher Education qualifications such as degrees or Higher National Diplomas in related subjects (including animal management, animal science or zoo management).

Careers: Positions such as zoo keepers, farm park wardens, bird keepers, breeders and careers in aquariums and petting zoos.



Further information

Telephone: 01904 772211

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: 27 November 2018
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