Course: HNC in Animal Management

Department: Animal Management

Type: Degree

Duration: One year full-time or two years part-time

The Programme

This programme provides students with a sound academic and practical knowledge of the disciplines and factors that relate to animal behaviour, management, science and welfare. Students are given a solid foundation in scientific, intellectual, investigative, management and husbandry skills, which are all essential in the animal industry. 

What You Study

  • Animal health and welfare
  • Business and the business environment
  • Managing a successful project
  • Animal husbandry
  • Animal anatomy and physiology
  • Animal behaviour in society
  • Animal collection management.

This is a vocational programme with an applied nature that is emphasised throughout the programme. It includes business and the opportunity for students to gain skills in managing a project – providing excellent transferable skills and enable students to set up their own business.

There is a strong emphasis on applying theoretical knowledge to practical situations using our excellent animal facilities.

The course content is specifically designed to be appropriate to the needs of the animal management industry and to enable students to progress to the second year of the FdSc Animal Management & Behaviour.

How To Apply

Application is through our online application form.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of 48 UCAS points at A-Level, a Level 3 Extended Diploma at PPP or equivalent qualification, or an Access to Higher Education Diploma. They must also have GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above, or an equivalent qualification.

All applicants need an appropriate academic / employment reference. 

Mature applicants will also be considered subject to the completion of an admissions assignment.

If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 student visa to study and do not hold GCSE grade C English or equivalent, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).

Stephanie Friend

BSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training

Working with Bishop Burton College’s extensive range of animals has given Stephanie the ideal grounding she needs for a successful career in the industry.

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