BTEC Level 3 in Animal Management (Animal Conservation, Ecology and Zoological Collections)
Duration: One to Two years
What You Study
- Animal welfare and ethics
- Practical animal husbandry
- Animal behaviour
- Animal health and diseases
- Work experience (including set hours of external work placement each academic year)
- Animal biology
- Wildlife ecology and conservation management.
- Animal breeding and genetics
- Investigative research project
- Practical skills in animal science
- Developing an enterprise
- Exotic animal husbandry
- Aquatics animal health and husbandry
- Zoological animal health
- Human and animal interactions.
Five GCSEs at grade 4 or higher, including Science, English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 / First Diploma or equivalent*. A satisfactory academic reference is also needed.
*If you have GCSEs at grade 4 that do not include Science you will be offered the Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care and will move to Level 3 following successful completion of the Level 2.
If you have GCSEs at grade 4, including Science, but Maths and/or English are achieved at grade 3 or below, we may offer you the Level 3 Animal Management with English and Maths.
How You’re Assessed
A range of coursework, exams and practical assessments, graded at pass, merit or distinction.
Almost all areas of the animal industry require experience and qualifications. Our Level 3 courses allow you to gain practical work experience in the industry, and also collect UCAS points to enable you to move on to a Foundation Degree or BSc Hons Degree, which in turn gives you the best start in the industry. This course will support progression into Animal Science, Conservation, Zoology and / or Animal Management or Training degrees.
The practical skills and knowledge that are consolidated throughout the course put you in good stead for joining the animal industry with a strong work ethic and reputation behind you. You will be equipped to seek out a career working in commercial kennels, animal rescue centres, laboratories, veterinary practices, zoos and animal collections or self-employed as a dog walker, pet sitter, dog groomer or running animal parties.
Kennel coat, lab coat and steel toe-capped boots. We strongly suggest all students buy the BTEC Workbook and Revision Book and bring it to college every day.
How To Apply
Application is through our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).
Chloe studies the BTEC Level 3 in Animal Management and was named the national BTEC Land-Based Student of the Year in 2019, following her exceptional progress at Bishop Burton.