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Animal Management BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 at The Manchester College

Course description

The animal care industry has grown considerably in recent years, largely owing to a greater public focus on animal health and welfare issues. As such, it is providing a wide range of challenging but fulfilling and rewarding career opportunities for individuals with the right qualifications. This course provides an excellent starting point for progression into Higher Education.

Areas studied could include: 
- Animal health
- Animal biology
- Animal welfare 
- Animal behaviour and communication
- Animal accommodation
- Animal feeding and nutrition
- Animal handling and safe working
- Animal anatomy and physiology
- Wildlife management and rehabilitation
- Animal training
- Wildlife populations, ecology and conservation

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade A-C, including Maths or  English, OR a BTEC First Diploma or Level 2 equivalent 
You will be required to attend additional sessions to improve your English and Maths grades if applicable to enable you to progress to a full diploma if that is your intention 


You will be assessed by a combination of assignments, practical, tests and off site projects.

Financial information

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations.  For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.

Future opportunities

This qualification is acceptable to universities and higher education colleges for entry to HND and degree courses. Advice on opportunities for further study will be provided during your course.

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded an Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management. You will also have the opportunity to complete Functional Skills that will help develop important skills - like communication, team working, presentation, and problem solving.

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: 12 December 2018
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    • Northenden Campus is a large, welcoming campus, offering a wide range of courses for school leavers, apprentices, adults and university-level students. We’ve invested £2 million in the campus to make it a great place to study vocational and academic courses. We’ve created a wildlife haven within the grounds and wildlife corridors connecting the site to the beautiful Wythenshawe Park nearby. Some of the facilities at Northenden are open to the public, including beauty salons.

      Facilities at Northenden Campus include:

      • fitness suite
      • football pitch
      • games area
      • large library resource centre (LRC)
      • SkillZone with extensive IT tools
      • art and design workshops
      • canteen and coffee bar
      • purpose built kitchen for catering courses
      • woodwork, ceramics and jewellery workshops
      • photography studios
      • salons (open to the public)
      • wildlife corridors to Wythenshawe Park
      • wildflower meadows
      • habitats for wildlife
      • birdboxes

      Local area

      Northenden is a suburb of south Manchester. There are shops, a supermarket, restaurants and takeaways 15 minutes’ walk from the campus in central Northenden. There are also a small supermarket and shops closer to the campus. Northenden is surrounded by green space. The campus is minutes away from Gib Lane Wood and Wythenshawe Park which includes a community farm. It is also close to the Mersey Valley nature reserve; a riverside walk through miles of countryside and parkland.