This programme has been designed to provide a flexible learning environment to enable students to develop the theoretical knowledge, academic theory and practical dog-handling skills required for a successful career in the canine industry. This distance learning programme requires students to gain a minimum of 152 hours of work experience and fund accommodation for block sessions, which are compulsory.
- Learning theory
- Canine development
- Business enterprise and industry skills
- Basic , progressive and advanced training
- Canine health, welfare and legislation
- Consulting and coaching
- Canine science
- Research skills.
Three years part-time distance learning.
Students can progress on to the final year of the BSc (Hons) degrees in Applied Animal Behaviour and Training or Canine Behaviour Management.
Students are assessed through research projects, deminars and presentations, practical tests including field work and laboratory, written assignments/essays/posters and leaflets.
Students will undertake a minimum of 112 hours work experience over the duration of the course.
Many opportunities exist in education, management, dog training, behaviour counselling, assistance work, detection training, service dog handling, training dogs for commercial work and rescue and rehabilitation work.
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.
Training equipment will also be required (i.e. clicker and target stick).
There may also be additional costs for educational visits/trips.
Please use the following links to learn more about our policies and procedures.
- Academic Regulations: This programme follow the regulations of University of Hull.
- Student Disciplinary Policy
Please visit our Document Downloads page to access the College's other policies, i.e. our Mental Health Policy.
Applicants should have a minimum of 48 UCAS points at A-Level, a Level Three Extended Diploma at PPP or equivalent qualification. They must also have GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above, or an equivalent qualification.
Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.
BSc Bioveterinary Science
Eleanor's upbringing on a farm led to a keen interest in animals. Following completion of the BSc Applied Animal Science course, Eleanor went on to become an Assistant Veternary Practice Coordinary.
Q: What attracted you to your current role?
A: My upbringing on the family farm has undoubtedly contributed to my keen interest in animals. Clevedale Veterinary Practice operates three mixed practices in the local area, the centre of which is a small animal and equine specialist where my job is based. As a farm, we always have been clients of this well respected practice. During the summer after completion of my second year of study, I undertook one week of farm based work experience which undoubtedly gave me an insight into the operations of this practice. I thoroughly enjoyed my entire time there, and built upon my current knowledge of the farming sector.
Q: How has the course you completed at Bishop Burton College helped you in your career so far? Are there any skills that you learnt at College that you use regularly in your current position?
A: My time at Bishop Burton College vastly contributed to my career path. Although some specific roles with require further specialist training, the knowledge I have gained through the degree will be invaluable. From the specific modules such as ‘Laboratory and Veterinary Diagnostic Techniques’ to time management and discipline in the completion of assignments and my dissertation.
Q: What are your plans for the future / where do you see yourself in five year's time?
A: For future career prospects, I hope to develop my knowledge, with a particular focus on the livestock sector. With Clevedale Vets being such a large practice, there is clear scope for promotion and further development, for me to achieve my career aims and show my full potential.
Q: Do you think you would be in the role if you hadn't completed the course at Bishop Burton College?
A: No. Bishop Burton College has formed a key element in my career path.