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Animal Management (Level 3) - General Pathway at Askham Bryan College

Course description

This programme covers the subjects needed to develop the skills to care for, handle and manage a variety of animals. These skills and the knowledge that goes with them are essential for a career in the animal care or animal management industries, or for degree level study. Actual themes studied may differ and depend on the study centre.

Course content

General Animal Managment pathway avaialble at Saltaire, Midlesbrough and Scarborough.  (other specialist pathway also exist at York, please see other course listing for further details)

Course Themes:

• Care for, handle and manage a variety of animals

• Understanding of animal health

• How the animal body works and nutritional requirements

• Behaviour and communication

• Exotics

• Safe animal handling

• Work experience placement

• Investigative project

• English and maths provision where applicable  


Entry requirements

Level 3 Study Programmes:

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



Your timetable will include a mixture of practical work and classroom (theory) sessions. Vocational programmes are normally assessed through a variation of programme assignments, practical assessment and formal time constrained assessments/examinations.

Financial information

For financial information please contact Student Enquiries on 01904 772211 or email

Future opportunities

Further study: Higher Education qualifications such as degrees or Higher National Diplomas in related subjects (including animal management, animal science or veterinary nursing).


Careers: Positions such as animal welfare officer, technician, zoo keeper, pet store assistant or kennel or cattery manager.

Further information
Telephone: 01904 772277

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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    • Our Scarborough Centre is based on the campusof Scarborough Sixth Form College, working inpartnership with the college we offer Level 1-3Diplomas in Animal Management. Our brandnew purpose built Animal Centre opened in2012 and offers students the chance to study avariety of mammals, reptiles, birds and fish.Students studying at our Scarborough centrehave access to the Sixth Form facilities includinga canteen, social areas and library. The SixthForm is just a stone’s throw away from the sea,offering students the chance to enjoy the coastand its many attractions.Askham Bryan CentreScarborough Sixth Form CollegeSandybed LaneScarboroughYO12 5LFEnquiries: 01904 772 211Centre no: 01723 380 738