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Animal Management Level 3 Extended Diploma at Reaseheath College

Course description

Depending on your previous qualifications, you could opt to study either an Extended Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma in Animal Management. For more information on Level 3 Diplomas visit our choosing the right course for you page. You can find out more about each study option using the tabs below.

This two year course (equivalent to 3 A levels) is designed to give you the practical skills and knowledge needed for a huge variety of jobs in animal care and related industries or for higher level study at university.

You’ll complete work experience, along with the opportunity to specialise in animal science, companion and exotics or zoos and conservation in your second year.

You will gain:

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management
  • College Certificate in Personal and Social Development
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Course content

  • Practical animal accommodation
  • Practical animal feeding
  • Animal handling and safe working
  • Animal welfare and breed development
  • Animal biology
  • Animal nutrition
  • Animal health
  • Animal anatomy and physiology
  • Zoo animal health and husbandry
  • Ecology
  • Animal breeding and genetics
  • Livestock management (option)
  • Exotic animal health and husbandry (option)
  • 5 week work placement
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Entry requirements

  • At least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English, Maths and Science, or
  • Relevant Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care at Distinction, with Biology and Health Care modules at Distinction
  • A keen interest in animals and ideally 2 weeks practical work placement

Future opportunities

Course options after this programme

  • Foundation Degree in Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) or Animal Management (Zoo Management)
  • BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare or Wildlife Conservation and Ecology

Career options

  • Pet store or kennels or cattery manager
  • Trainee veterinary nurse
  • Animal care technician
  • Animal rescue centre staff
  • Guide dog trainer
  • Trainee zookeeper

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

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    • You will be studying in the beautiful, rural setting of Cheshire, one mile from the market town of Nantwich with good connections to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chester. 

      The Reaseheath campus itself is small enough to retain its friendly, family atmosphere, but large enough for you to be able to mix with lots of groups of students. 

      Our front lawn is great to sit out on during the summer and the College lake has much wildlife to watch. 

      Over the past few years we have invested over £50 million in our campus to give you the best possible environment for learning. 

      A further £30 million investment is planned for the campus including a £6 million advanced agricultural technology and engineering facility, new halls of residence and new sporting facilities.