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Animal Management, Level 3 Extended Diploma at Abingdon and Witney College

Course description

The course incorporates the management of small animal establishments, including supervision and a period of industrial placement is a major integral part of the course allowing you to work in a variety of animal management placements including zoos, pet shops, kennels or animal welfare organisations. You will also carry out duties on the college’s animal care unit. Methods of study will include demonstrations, lectures, tutorials, practical tasks and assignment work. The course modules will include such topics as; animal health, biology, anatomy and physiology. Animal nutrition, feeding, handling and safe working. Exotic animal health and husbandry as well as work-related experience. Customer care and retail service, pet store design and animal management, investigative project, animal welfare and breed development, behaviour and communication. Dog grooming, kennel and cattery management, animal collection management, wildlife population ecology and conservation, wildlife management and rehabilitation. The principles of animal breeding and genetics and business management. Assessment is by internally assessed coursework - written, practical and oral.


Entry requirements

An interest in working with animals and general animal knowledge, along with a good general education are essential. You should possess the following: Five GCSEs grades A*-C (including Maths, English Language and two sciences) and evidence of working at Level 2 English Functional Skill, OR A Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care at Merit level (including Merit in Biology) in addition to working at Level 2 in English Functional Skills. If you apply for this course you will be invited for an interview and to attend an assessment day. Students coming through the Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care or WBL route will need to undergo a written assessment to determine their suitability for progressing to a Level 3 programme.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abingdon and Witney College directly.

Last updated date: 31 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: EFSH103P