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Animal Management BTEC level 3 Diploma at Eastbrook Comprehensive School

Course description

This 2 year course looks at the management of animals in a work setting. One day a week students are based at Lambourne End and Wellgate Farm. This practical work experience is balanced with classroom based sessions exploring the theory behind Animal Management. Students need to be motivated to work in a practical situation but also able to work independently to back up this learning.

Course content

Animal health, feeding, handling

Animal biology

Animal anatomy and physiology

Farm Livestock Husbandry

Practical estate skills 

Entry requirements

Four GCSE’s at C or above including English and a Science or an appropriate level 2 in Animal Care.

Excellent attendance and punctuality are essential.  You should have a genuine love for and respect for animals. You will need to be prepared to ‘get stuck in’ in activities including cleaning out and caring for animal living spaces and also be prepared to handle different animals. You will need to work as part of a team as well as on your own.  


The course is assessed in a variety of ways – written assignments, tests and presentations, plus practical assessment. 

Future opportunities

Once completed the course can lead to opportunities in careers such as Veterinary Nursing, Zoo or Welfare employment.  Kennels, Wildlife Parks. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Eastbrook Comprehensive School directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September