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Animal Studies Level 3 at Craven College

Course description

If you have aspirations to be a zookeeper, a veterinary nurse, a dog trainer or any career in the animal industry, then our Level 3, A Level equivalent courses are the perfect start.

Where better to study than in our new £1.6m animal management centre on our Aireville Campus in Skipton. You may study fascinating modules including breeding and genetics, animal nutrition, animal behaviour and training along with zoological animal health. You will benefit from studying in our brand new £1.6m Animal Management Centre with specialist rooms for fish, invertebrates, nocturnals, rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, plus quarantine and isolation rooms. There will be a dedicated dog exercise area and grooming room, outdoor and indoor aviaries, outdoor runs for ducks, hens, geese and rabbits, and a wildlife area.

Our tutors are experts in their field and have worked in industry as well as growing their own companies to provide animal care and animal related products for the sector.

Course content

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Investigative project
  • Animal behaviour
  • Zoological animal health 
  • Breeding and genetics
  • Animal nutrition 
  • Pet store management 
  • Animal nursing 
  • Farm livestock 
  • Biochemistry & microbiology 
  • Animal training 

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C) or Animal Studies Level 2 (Merit/Distinction) including English, maths & science GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C)


Written and practical assessment

Financial information

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Future opportunities


Animal Management HNC/HND


  • Animal Care/Welfare Assistant
  • Dog Trainer/Groomer/Warden
  • Pet Shop Assistant/Manager
  • RSPCA Inspector
  • Veterinary Nurse 
  • Zoo Keeper


Further information

At Craven College we want you to be successful both during your time here at College and anything you decide to do after College.

The support services within College exist to help support you to get the most out of your course:Craven College Support

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 August 2018
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