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 also undertake an investigative research project and complete relevant work experience in the animal sector.
You will learn
- Animal breeding and genetics
- Animal welfare and ethics
- Animal biology
- Practical animal husbandry skills
- How to understand animal behaviour
- How to manage animal health
- Practical skills in animal science
- Animal metabolism and advanced animal nutrition
- Animal management in a retail environment
- Farm livestock husbandry
- Wildlife ecology and conservation management
BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Animal Management – Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
At least five GCSEs at grade 5 and above (A* to C) including Maths, English or Science and/or a Pass in an Animal Care Diploma (Level 2) or above. Before you start your course, if you are aged between 16 and 18 years, you will be required to attend a fun and practical two-day preparation workshop where you will meet your tutors and other students on your course. Further details will be provided at the point of an offer being made.
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.
Please note that fees for September 2023 have not yet been finalised, and are subject to a small increase. Applicants will be notified of final course fees before enrolling.