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Animal Management Level 3 Extended Diploma at Oaklands College

Course description

There are 19 units studied over two years. There is also a work placement unit which is compulsory and takes place over the summer between the first and second years.

Course content

The course consists of the following 18 units studied over two years: There are 8 Mandatory units: Animal Health, Animal Accommodation, Anatomy and Physioloy, Plan & Monitor Animal Feeding, Animal Biology Animal Handling, Work Related Experience and an Investigative Project Optional units selected by the college is likely to include: Nutrition, Behaviour, Exotic Animal Management,Farm Livestock Management, Welfare and Breed Development, Breeding and Genetics, Estate Skills, Business Management, Aquatics, Wildlife Rehabilitation and Health and Husbandry of Zoo Animals. In addition you are expected to complete practical duties on a rota basis within the Animal Unit. The work placement unit usually takes place over the summer between year one and two. Learners will be responsible for organising their own placement which lasts for a minimum of 300 hours. Specific offer of optional units may be subject to change.

Entry requirements

You will need to have at least one of the following: Successful completion of a Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care (BTEC or NPTC) which includes the Biology module or a minimum of five GCSEs at grades A - C (including English Language, Mathematics and Double Science). Appropriate work experience within the animal industry would be beneficial.

You will need an interest in working with ALL animals. This course requires a high standard of work and commitment which learners find to be a rewarding challenge. Prospective students are invited to visit the college for a personal discussion with a tutor to determine how the course can assist towards an intended career. On completion of your application,you will be invited in for an initial assessment in English and Maths prior to an intervew with a course tutor.


The course will be assessed by a variety of methods including individual and group presentations, case studies, assignments, projects, time constrained assessments short tests under exam conditions and practical assessments.

Financial information

16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

Future opportunities

Learners obtaining the award may be able to progress to a Foundation Degree or Honours Degree course in a related study area e.g. Animal Management, Animal Science, Zoology, Behaviour or Welfare. For those going into employment, the aim of the course is to produce competent carers of animals with the potential to take up management positions after further experience.

Further information

Functional Skills in English or Maths will also be undertaken at Level 2 unless have GSCE grade C in these subjects.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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