BTEC Level 3 in Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare)
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
- Animal grooming.
- Animal breeding and genetics
- Investigative research project
- Practical skills in animal science
- Business Management
- Exotic animal husbandry
- Animal nursing
- Animals in boarding establishments
- Human and animal interactions.
Four GCSEs at grade 4 or equivalent, including all Sciences, English and Maths. 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 one of our other Level 3 courses following successful completion.
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.
Students undertake one day per week or block week(s) for work experience, related trips and residential, practical sessions on the animal unit / kennels and farm. Students will complete a minimum of one week of kennel duties and one weekend of animal unit duties to develop employability skills. This equates to approximately 300 hours.
How You're Assessed
Students are assessed through practical work, theory assignments, reports, posters, presentations and lab experiments.
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 would support the progression into an Animal Welfare and / or Behaviour related degree.
You will require a kennel coat, lab coat and steel toe-capped boots. We strongly suggest that you purchase the BTEC Workbook and Revision Book and bring it to college every day.
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).