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

Course description

This pathway specialises in learning about animal health and well-being along with wildlife and their natural habitats. It has been designed especially for those learners with an interest in wildlife and ecology, whilst still developing skills to care for, handle and manage a variety of animals.

Course content

This course covers a wide range of animal topics with a focus on the natural world wildlife management, animal behaviour, zoo animal health, wildlife ecology and conservation, estate skills, farm livestock in addition to avian health and management. Students' work is assessed continually throughout the course. There are lectures, talks from guest speakers, visits, practical sessions in the Animal Unit and work related experience. Students' work is assessed continually throughout the course.

In year one learners may also achieve the 90 credit diploma.

Students applying will study this course in our Animal Management Facility and Wildlife Conservation Park. These facilities home a range of animals inlcuding reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, fish and invertebrates.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 4 (old GCSE grade C) or above, to include 2 from English, Maths or 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.

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.


Careers: Positions such as zoo keepers, farm park wardens, bird keepers, breeders and careers in aquariums , farm park wardens, work with the RSPB and WWF, game park wardens, wildlife rescue, conservation researchers, working with the National Trusts and National Parks.

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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