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Animal Management BTEC Foundation / Extended Diploma – Level 3 at Dudley College

Course description

Animal Management BTEC Foundation / Extended Diploma – Level 3

Course content

Topics to be covered will include:

• Principles of animal biology
• Principles of animal nutrition
• Exotic animal health and husbandry
• Principles of wildlife populations, ecology and conservation
• Farm livestock husbandry
• Understand animal health and welfare
• Understand animal welfare and breed development
• Biochemistry.

The course will be based at The Broadway campus for tuition and tutorial but also at Brockswood Animal Sanctuary for tuition and practical activities and Dudley Zoo for practical activities.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs in academic subjects at grade C and a grade 4 in English


Assessment is through assignments set during the year. These assignments can involve the demonstration of knowledge and practical skills. Part of the course will involve a 300-hour placement at a work-based site that deals with animals.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.



Examples of financial help are:


Bursary fund



Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website: or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.




We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.


*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.


**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.


***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.


For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

Future opportunities

It is suitable for those wishing to enter a specialist area of work in animal science and management or to progress to higher education on a degree or HND course.

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 90-credit Diploma – Year 1Extended Diploma – Year 2.
  • Course code: PASCCB00015
  • Web url:

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