Animal Management: Level 3 Extended Diploma at NESCOT
This work-related programme will cover the knowledge and technical skills that you will need to progress into Higher Education or to gain employment within the animal care industry.
This Extended Diploma challenges you with a combination of practical and theory sessions. Theory sessions in this course include animal behaviour, wildlife rehabilitation, ecology, animal welfare and animal science. Practical work takes place at the college's Animal Studies Unit, where you will develop skills in moving and handling a range of small and large animals. This course forms part of a programme study which will be tailored individually to boost your employability and which will include Maths and English
The course is made up of a selection of different modules. You will study these modules over the two years and put the skills you learn to use by accumulating 300 hours of work experience.
Animal Anatomy & Physiology
Biochemistry & Microbiology
Exotic Health and Husbandry
Ecology and Conservation
Farm Livestock Management
Animal Handling and Safe Working
Animal Welfare and Breed Development
Kennel & Cattery Management
4 GCSEs at C or above including science, English and maths. Alternatively, Level 2 in Animal Care with one GCSE C grade, and English and maths; distinction grade for a Level 2 science unit and a satisfactory reference of attendance, behaviour and ability to meet deadlines.
This course will give you suitable knowledge to enable you to progress on to a Degree course. Successful students have gone on to zoology, animal behaviour and animal health degrees. Some students have found work within animal welfare charities, zoos and veterinary surgeries.
Potential career routes in the Animal Studies industry:
- City farms
- Dog groomer
- Pet shops
- Quarantine work
- Rescue centres
- Uniformed services
- Veterinary nurse
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NESCOT directly.