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Animal care, equine and countryside - BTEC Extended Diploma in Animal Management level 3 at Kirklees College, Huddersfield Centre

Course description

The perfect course if you want a career working with animals. Learn through a mixture of theory and practical work in a range of specialist animal units.

Course content

Learn through a mixture of theory and practical work in a range of specialist animal units. You will also do an internal and external work placement.

The course presents opportunities for a range of trips to zoos, wildlife centres and even a safari in South Africa! Subject areas include:

• Animal science, husbandry and welfare

• Handling and restraint techniques

• Understand and promote animal health

• Nutrition and feeding

• Zoology

• Animal training and behaviour

• Wildlife management and rehabilitation

• Dog grooming

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs with the following grades: English 4 and maths at 3 or above, and 3 other GCSEs grade 4 or above.

Assessment

• Written assignments

• Presentations

• Practical work

Financial information

As a full time student you should not need to pay any course or examination fees (under 19).

There may be a cost for equipment, educational visits, printing etc.

Future opportunities

Opportunities for employment including work in:

  • vets,
  • laboratories,
  • animal welfare establishments,
  • wild life centres, and
  • commercial organisations.

Successful students have progressed to employment in the police, RAF, veterinary nursing and dog grooming.

Higher National Diploma at Kirklees College.

Further information

info@kirkleescollege.ac.uk
01484 437070

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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: 02 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

Venues

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    • The award-winning eco-friendly Taylor Hill Centre houses the college's animal care and countryside management courses.

      The £1.6m development features a turf roof, wind turbine and solar wall.

      The centre has a tropical butterfly habitat, beehives, extensive outdoor facilities and wildlife ponds.