Animal Management (Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Animal Management (Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Subject Area: Animal Studies Suffolk Rural (Otley)


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2022
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course Code: 153785
  • Entry Requirements

    4 GCSEs at Grades 9-4 / A-C, including maths, English and Science; or

    Level 2 Certificate in Animal Care at Merit Level, plus Functional Skills at Level 2.

    Other Level 2 qualifications are accepted and must be at merit profile, plus Science and maths GCSEs at Grades 9-4 / A-C.

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus.

    The Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management is a full-time nationally recognised vocational course that is equivalent to 3 A Levels.

    This course is suited to you if you are seeking employment in the animal industry or to progress to HE. The course offers you the opportunity to work with a range of animals including dogs, rodents, reptiles and farm livestock.

    You must complete 300 hours work experience in the animal care industry alongside your attendance at college to achieve the full qualification. Typical placements may include kennels, catteries, pet shops, farms, farm parks, zoos, animal sanctuaries, animal rescue centres and veterinary practices.

    The course offers a blend of theory, task-based learning, tutorials, and practical workshops at college, combined with field visits and work experience in the animal care industry.

    Take a 360° virtual tour of your learning environment - Reptile Room | Small Mammal Room | Dog Grooming Parlour

    Course Highlights

    Year 1

    • Animal Health and Husbandry, Animal Feeding and Nutrition, Animal Behaviour and Communication, Biological Systems of Animals, Animal Welfare and Breeding, Business Management in the Land-based Sector, Principles of Health and Safety, Undertake and Review Work Related Experience in the Land-based Industries, Undertake a Specialist Project in the Land-based Sector.

    Students may select options in year 2 depending on availability and campus:

    • Animal Breeding & Genetics, Exotics Management, Principles of Animal Nursing, Business Management, Fundamentals of Science, Principles of Chemistry for Biological & Medical Science, Biochemistry & Microbiology, Investigative Project, Retail Merchandising, Practice of Wildlife Population Surveys, Ecology & Conservation, Estate Skills, Wildlife Management & Rehabilitation, Zoological Animal Health & Husbandry, Aquatics Management, Kennel & Cattery Management, Pet Shop Management, Dog Grooming, Animal Collections, Farm Livestock Husbandry

    Next Steps

    You can progress onto the BSc (Hons) Zoology, FdSc Animal Science & Welfare or FdSc Wildlife Management & Conservation or alternative courses in Higher Education.

    Alternatively, you may seek employment in the animal management industry.

    Animal Care Pathway thumbnail - click for further details

    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2022.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.