This course is designed as a platform for you to get a broad range of knowledge and understanding about a wide range of animals over an intensive six month period, whilst preparing you for progression by supporting your development of employability skills or progression onto a Subsidiary Diploma in Animal Management, depending on your career goals.
This course is designed to serve the needs of all aspects of the animal sector, including companion animals, zoological and welfare aspects of the animal management industry and provide the basis for progression into further training, technical and practical skills you will need in your career. You will also have the opportunity to gain vital work experience in local animal businesses by using one day a week to develop industry knowledge and skills, try out the career you have set your sights on!
You will have the exciting opportunity to work with a range of species in our highly prized and industry relevant animal unit, including; cockroaches and crickets, to tortoises in our new Chelonia room, to meerkats and skunks and more. Developing animal handling and husbandry skills and building knowledge about each species you work within their specialist environments.
This course starts in January 2019.
Six months, starting 21 January 2019.
You will be able to progress to extend the qualification to a Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Animal Management.
- Animal health, and a range of other modules which could include:
- Animal handling
- Planning and monitoring animal feeding
- Preparing and monitoring animal accommodation
- Work experience
- Maths and English.
With a view to progressing on to the Subsidiary Diploma, which includes further modules such as Animal Biology, Aquatics or Practical Animal Husbandry.
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Four GCSEs at grade C or 4 or equivalent, preferably including Science, English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 / First Diploma or equivalent. A satisfactory reference is also needed. If English and Maths are below grade C or 4, this can be looked at to develop ready for GCSE resit.
BTEC Level 3 in Animal Management
Casey spent a year at a sixth form college but did not enjoy the environment there and says she is far happier now she is at Bishop Burton College. She works as a pet sitter to complement her studies.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: Everything! I love the hands-on nature of the course, the excellent relationship between students and staff and the friendly atmosphere. You are really treated like a grown up here.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: I enjoy the variety of subjects covered and the board range of career possibilities it opens up.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: In the future I would like to focus on vet nursing and develop my career in this area.