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T Level in Animal Care and Management (Animal Management and Behaviour)

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Animal Management


Level 3

Study Mode



2 years

Start Date

September 2024

The course

Practical vs Theory


70 %

Are you looking to develop a career working in the animal industry? This T Level specialises in Animal Behaviour will give you the knowledge and skills you need to pursue a range of careers, from trainee zookeeper to dog handler.

You will spend 70% of your time in the classroom and the other 30% undertaking practical activities, including hands-on experience at our Animal Management Centre and time spent in the workplace on industry placement.

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T Levels

T Levels have been developed in collaboration with employers to meet industry needs. They are a Level 3 qualification equivalent to 3 A Levels and offer you a balance of classroom theory, practical learning and a hands-on industry placement. You will spend 80% of your time in the classroom or working on our campus, plus 20% in the workplace. T Levels also carry UCAS points to take you on to university.

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Course Information

  • To provide you with practical skills and knowledge-based learning with specialist components focused on Animal Behaviour.
  • Health and Safety
  • Sustainability
  • Biosecurity
  • Supply chain
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Animal Health
  • Animal Biology
  • Classification
  • Health and Diseases
  • Nutrition
  • Animal behaviour and communication
  • Animal Training
  • Accommodation design, maintenance and enrichment
  • Animal welfare
  • Handling and restraint
  • Ethics
  • Conservation
  • Customer service

You will need five GCSEs at grade 5 or above. These must include English, Maths and Science (Double Award).

You will learn though a mixture of classroom and practical sessions, as well as meaningful industry placements.

You will usually be on campus four days per week and will also spend time on industry placements.

You will spend a minimum of 315 on placement gaining meaningful industry experience.
You will be assessed through exams and assignment work.
  • Folder with dividers to organise your work and assignments
  • Stationery including notepad for use in class, pens and pencils
  • College-branded blue kennel coat
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including steel toe capped footwear (boots, shoes, or wellies)
  • Waterproof outdoor clothing and footwear
This T Level will allow you to gain UCAS points to apply to university, as well as giving you the knowledge to enter straight into employment should you wish.
Upon completion of this T Level, you will be able to expore careers such as: Animal care assistant Animal behaviourist/trainer Animal welfare/rescue assistant Dog walker/pet sitter Trainee zookeeper Trainee veterinary nurse Dog handler

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