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Animal Management NPTC Level 3 Diploma & Extended Diploma at Grantham College

Course description

The NPTC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Animal Management are practical work related courses.

You will progress through the qualification by working in a realistic workplace environment supported by work experience placements and by the completion of assignments. The level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Animal Management is equivalent to 2 and 3 A levels respectively. These courses will give you a broad base of experience to prepare you for work in the industry or for progression to Higher Education if you achieve the required point profile.

Course content

The course covers a variety of related module and may include:

  • Animal anatomy and physiology
  • Animal behaviour health and nursing
  • Animal biology
  • Animal nutrition
  • Breed development and welfare
  • Exotic animal health and husbandry
  • Investigating project in the animal management sector
  • Managing animal accommodation
  • Planning and monitoring animal feeding
  • Work related experience in the animal management sector.
  • Functional skills in one of the following will be completed during the year; English, maths or IT at Level 2 or 3 depending on ability and suitability of the subject for the planned career path.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs (Grade A - C to include Science and English) Alternatively, a minimum of a merit in an animal related Level 2 Diploma or equivalent with Science and English.


Practical, written assignments for all units

Financial information

Full Time Further Education courses are free for those who are under 19 on 31 August of the year they start their course.  Exam resit fees may apply if and when applicable.

Future opportunities

Students generally progress onto the Extended Diploma in Animal Management with the potential to progress to a Higher Education course, however direct entry to full time employment or an animal based apprenticeship are also possible career paths. Career opportunities within the animal industry on successful completion of the Subsidiary Diploma may include: Kennel/cattery supervisor, Assistant dog groomer, rescue centre supervisor, wildlife rehabilitation officer.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 November 2016
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