Access to HE Diploma (Land-Based Studies) – Animal Science and Welfare Pathway

Course overview

This course is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to access a degree.

Completion of this course will prepare you to study a degree in animal science, animal welfare, animal behaviour zoology, animal management or any other animal-related subject.

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You will learn

  • HE study and presentation skills
  • Business skills
  • Land-based skills
  • Bioscience and biochemistry
  • How to carry out a land-based industry research project
  • Animal science and welfare
  • Animal management and behaviour

Access to HE Diploma (Land-based Studies) – Cambridge Access Validating Agency (The) Reference: 40009701

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You must be 19+ years old with GCSEs at Grade 3 or above in English and Maths.

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). You will also be able to find employment in a range of animal management and science careers.

This is a full-time course. If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 at the start of this course, your tuition, exams and materials fees will be paid for you in full as long as you meet some basic criteria for UK residence. Find out more on our Fees and Funding page. If you are eligible, you can also apply for support with travel and other costs through our bursary process. Further information will be provided when you enrol.

If you are aged 19 or over on the day your course starts, you may be entitled to help with tuition fees for some courses. If you are in receipt of employment benefits, have a low income, or are studying towards your first substantial qualification, you may be entitled to free tuition. You will need to pay a materials fee if applicable to your course. Find further information about help with tuition fees on our Fees and Funding page.

Elizabeth’s story

Elizabeth is an animal keeper at Woburn Safari Park and studied our Keeper and Aquarist Apprenticeship. Elizabeth’s story