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.
MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training
After graduating as Student of the Year, Sandra used the skills she learnt studying from the MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training course to pursure a career within bovine welfare monitoring.
Q: Tell us about your current role?
A: The MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Training from Bishop Burton College gave me the confidence to accept work in bovine welfare monitoring at a DIY artificial insemination course for farmers.
Q: How have the skills you learnt at Bihop Burton College helped within your role?
A: As a result of the experience I gained from the course, I was able to search the literature, critically analyse relevant research, adapt it and fuse it with my veterinary knowledge to design a welfare monitoring programme. In addition, the course also equipped me with the ability to teach farmers about bovine welfare through the medium of PowerPoint.