Access to Higher Education programmes are designed to prepare students aged 19+ for a Foundation Degree programme.
This programme is for students with a passion for animals. It allows students to select specialist modules, such as Animal Management and Behaviour, based on their individual passions. The programme makes full use of the College’s facilities, including the Animal Management Unit.
- Animal care
- Land-based skills
- Study skills
- Research project
- Specialist Animal Management units.
On completion of this course students can progress to a Foundation Degree in Animal Management and Behaviour.
Students are assessed through a practical assessment, lab experiments and reports, assignments and presentations / professional discussion.
Practical hours are covered on the animal unit and students are encouraged to take part in external work experience as supplimentary activities.
Work in a wide range of exciting and diverse careers working with animals, including in zoos, animal sanctuaries, with charities and many more.
Students are required to have a kennel coat or overalls in blue and a white lab coat, which are available from our online shop. Steel toe-capped footwear is also required. We anticipate this will cost approximately £100.
Advanced Learner Loans are available to help students cover the Tuition Fees for this course. Visit our Further Education Financial Support page for more information.
Please note, if you are applying for your first level 3 course (including Access to Higher Education) and you are aged between 19 and 23, then your course is free, so you don’t need a loan!
Students should be able to demonstrate sufficient literacy and numeracy skills to cope with the requirements of the course, including the written components. Life experience will be taken into account for all applicants.
BTEC Level 3 in Animal Management
There is nowhere in the country that can compare with Bishop Burton College’s Animal Management facilities and expertise, according to Callum.
He has benefitted from work experience placements at The Deep, in Hull, and a local veterinary practice but says it is the outstanding facilities, range of animals and expert tutors that make studying Animal Management at the College such a fantastic experience.
“We learn about animal welfare, animal science, legislation, law and how to look after animals – so all aspects really,” said Callum.
“We work with anything from mice up to wallabies, meerkats, lemurs and primates. My favourites to work with are probably the otters because they are so cheeky.
“It is a really well structured course and I enjoy the science aspect. The facilities are brilliant and the tutors are ace. I live on campus because I come from near London and there is nowhere quite like this. It is definitely the place to be if you want to work with animals, I would say.”