This course is designed to serve the needs of all aspects of the animal sector, including companion animals, feeding and watering of animals including aspects of animal linked to 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 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 Chelonian room, to meerkats, skunks and more. Developing animal handling and husbandry skills and building knowledge about each species you work with in their specialist environments.
- Introduction to the land-based industry
- Accommodation theory
- Accommodation and feeding practical
- Feed and water theory
- Handling animals theory
- Handling animals practical
- Health and welfare theory
- Health and welfare practical
- Maintain and develop personal performance
- Provide controlled exercise theory
- Provide controlled exercise practical
- English and Maths, as required.
One year study programme, with the option to study a second year to top up to the Level 2 Diploma.
Students can top up on to the Open Awards Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care.
The practical skills that are gained and consolidated throughout the course stand you in good stead for joining the animal industry with a strong work ethic and reputation behind you launch your career. Whether it be working in commercial kennels, animal rescue centres, laboratories, zoos and small animal collections. Almost all areas of the animal industry require Experience and Qualifications which you will build on throughout this course.
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Four GCSEs at grade 2 / 3 or equivalent, or a relevant Level 1 qualification. A satisfactory academic reference is also needed.
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.