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.
For your course, you will need:
- Folder with dividers to organise your work and assignments
- Stationery including notepad for use in class, pens and pencils
- College-branded white laboratory coat (unless otherwise informed)
- College-branded blue kennel coat
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – including steel toe capped footwear (boots, shoes, or wellies)
- Waterproof outdoor clothing and footwear (for work experience).
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.