Animal Management, BTEC Extended Diploma | Weston College

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September 2019
2 Years
Course code ED3ANPF1KN

Animal Management, BTEC Extended Diploma

What will I do on this course?

This Animal Management Level 3 course is a balance of practical work and theory and will provide you with the opportunity to work with a wide variety of animals. You’ll gain detailed academic knowledge and understanding of all aspects of animal science, management, behaviour and husbandry through theory-based and practical sessions.

Course topics include animal behaviour, anatomy and physiology, animal health, exotic animals, dog grooming, animal nutrition, animal nursing, animal welfare, and breed development. The course also includes tutorial support, study skills, English and maths, employability skills, and personal and social development. Alongside your studies you will be expected to undertake at least 160 hours of work experience each year, preferably in the animal care industry.

How will I be assessed?

You’ll be assessed through practical activities, group work, presentations, coursework and examinations.

What could I do after this course?

You’ll be equipped to enter a career in a variety of roles such as veterinary nurse, zookeeper or animal scientist. You can increase your skills with an animal-related degree such as University Centre Weston’s Animal Management Foundation Degree.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4/C and above or a Level 2 course at Merit or Distinction.

Course Level

Level 3

iAn interview is required for this course.

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What Our Students Say

Alice Barnes, Animal Management

Alice Barnes

“Without the teachers at Weston College I don't think I would have been able to achieve the grade I have”

Former school: Churchill Academy

Course: Animal Management

What next? Alice aims to study the Animal Management, FdSc at University Centre Weston.

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