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Animal Management Level 3 Extended Diploma at South Essex College

Course description

This course is perfect for those interested in working in fields such as animal science, zoology of veterinary science. You will tackle subjects such as animal health, animal biology,anatomy and physiology. Safe working methods and managing animal accommodation and feeding.

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Course content

  • Animal breeding and genetics
  • Animal biology
  • Animal welfare and ethics
  • Practical animal husbandry
  • Animal behaviour health and diseases
  • Work experience in the animal sector
  • Investigative research project
  • Practical skills in animal science
  • Animal metabolism
  • Principles of animal nursing
  • Aquatic animal health and husbandry
  • Advanced animal nutrition
  • Exotic animal husbandry
  • Maths and English

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs at grade four/grade C or above, including maths, English and science, or
  • Animal Care Level 2 Extended Certificate plus maths and English at grade four/grade C or above, or equivalent
  • Successful attendance at interview event


  • Presentations and projects
  • Written assessments and exams

Financial information

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Future opportunities

After successful completion of the course, you may progress to higher education to study courses ranging from Applied Biology to Zoology. You could also enter the animal science industry, or undertake further training to become a veterinary nurse.

Further information

  • Opportunity to undertake field trips and educational visits
  • Undertake basic husbandry tasks in the College’s centre for small animals
  • Work experience is a compulsory part of this programme

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 November 2018
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