BTEC Level 3 in Animal Management (Animal Conservation, Ecology and Zoological Collections)
Duration: Two years
What You Study
- Animal welfare and ethics
- Practical animal husbandry
- Animal behaviour
- Animal health and diseases
- Work experience (including two-week external 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.
Four GCSEs at grade 4 or equivalent, 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 four GCSEs at grade 4 but not Science you will be offered Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care and will then move to Level 3 following successful completion of the Level 3.
If you have Science at grade 4 but Maths and English are at grade 3 or below, but you have other grade 4 GCSEs, we may offer you the Level 3 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 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 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, 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.