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Access to Higher Education Diploma in Land-Based Studies - Animal

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Animal Management


Level 3

Study Mode



1 year

Start Date

September 2024

The course

Practical vs Theory


80 %

Access to Higher Education programmes are designed to prepare students aged 19+ to study for a degree. If you're passionate about animals, this is the pathway for you. It will allow you to select specialist modules, such as Animal Management and Behaviour, based on you individual passions. The programme makes full use of the colleges facilities, including our Animal Management Centre.

Course Information

  • Introduction to business
  • Higher Education study skills
  • Organisations, people and products
  • Land-based skills
  • Introduction to science
  • Science of life
  • Bioscience
  • Chemistry
  • Research project
  • Specialist Animal Management modules covering animal science and welfare, management and behaviour

You will need GCSEs in English, Maths and Science at grade 4 or above, or equivalent qualifications, as well as relevant industry experience. You can study English/Maths alongside your course if you don't have these grades.

You will learn through a mixture of theory and practical sessions on campus at Bishop Burton College.

This course usually includes three days per week on campus.

You will undertake practical experience at our Animal Management Centre. You are also encouraged to take part in external work experience to supplement your learning.
You will be assessed through a practical assessment, lab experiments and reports, assignments and presentations/professional discussion.
  • College-branded white laboratory coat
  • College-branded blue kennel coat
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including steel toe capped footwear (boots, shoes, or wellies)
  • Waterproof outdoor clothing and footwear (for work experience)
  • Stationery, including paper, pens, pencils and a folder to organise theory work
On completion of this course students can progress to a Foundation Degree in Animal Management and Behaviour.
Work in a wide range of exciting and diverse careers working with animals, including in zoos, animal sanctuaries, with charities and many more.
This course costs £5,760. You may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan or, dependent on your age and previous qualifications, you may be able to access adult skills funding. We will be able to advise on funding once we have received your application. Alternatively, get in touch to discuss your current circumstances and we will do our best to help prior to receiving an application.

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