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YesSeptJulyMon - Fri09:0016:001 year£155.00£3,800.00

Starts: September
Duration: 1 or 2 years full-time
Available at: Crystal Palace, Enfield and Gunnersbury Park

If you have any questions about this course, please call us on 0303 003 1234 or email Evangelos Achilleos.

Our Animal Management Level 3 courses can extend for up to two years of full-time study depending on which programme you follow. Each course has been designed to prepare you for a rewarding and professional career in the animal industry.

Whilst having a strong practical basis in animal husbandry, the courses also cover key theoretical elements of applied animal sciences.

You will:

  • develop your understanding of animal health, immunology and diseases
  • study animal biology and anatomy
  • develop your practical animal skills including health checks, management plans and dispensing medication
  • study animal nutrition and its impact on health
  • undertake an investigative researchbased or science project
  • study animal behaviour and communication
  • study animal welfare and breed development
  • develop your understanding of farm livestock husbandry and management
  • undertake practical animal training and study the underlying behavioural theories
  • learn about zoo collection management including: nutrition, animal health, handling techniques, enrichment and enclosure design
  • develop your understanding of animal breeding and genetics, including undertaking practical breeding projects
  • develop your understanding of the role of a veterinary nurse including basic veterinary treatments such as bandaging, restraint techniques and use of equipment
  • develop practical laboratory skills in biochemistry, chemistry and microbiology
  • study the rescue and rehabilitation techniques used when dealing with British wildlife
  • study wildlife habitats, ecology and conservation
  • undertake a pet store designproject and develop your business management skills
  • complete 300 hours of work experience.

Entry requirements
You will need at least one of the following:

  • at least five GCSEs at grade 5 and above (A* to C)
  • overall Distinction in an Animal Care Diploma (Level 2) or equivalent
  • relevant prior learning or experience gained in an appropriate professional environment will be considered
  • independent study skills are needed to be successful at this level
  • you will be encouraged to attend our Summer School.

What next?
Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to:

  • our animal management and zoology degree or another related higher education course subject to entry requirements
  • employment in a range of animal management and animal science careers.

Last updated: 19 Oct 2018