Foundation Degree (Level 5)
2 years full-time/3 years part-time
UCAS Course Code
This programme will allow you to develop a range of practical and knowledge-based skills related to the animal industry.
You will learn about a wide range of animals, from companion and livestock to wildlife. You will gain an underpinning of animal behaviour and within the second year take up specialised modules that allow you to focus towards your chosen career.
The programme allows you to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations using our excellent animal facilities.
Compulsory work experience will allow you to develop practical experience in the workplace, whilst business and employment elements improve transferable skills and enable you to set up your own business.
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- This course aims to provide you with in depth academic and practical skills required to excel within a career in the animal management industry. All content is provided by experts in their field, with relevant up to date content and research which will ensure you can demonstrate and develop existing skills, and allow you to exhibit initiative, professional attitude and intellectual rigour which underpin and support your chosen field.
- Academic Professional Skills
- Comparative Anatomy and Physiology
- Animal Health and Nutrition
- Professional Skills in the Industry
- Principles of Animal Behaviour
- Applied Animal Husbandry
- Ethics, Welfare and Legislation
- Behaviour of Companion Animals
- Leadership Skills in the Industry
- Data Skills for Animal Scientist
- Wildlife Health and Rehabilitation Methods
- Fundamentals of Animal Training
- Behaviour Management of Production Species
- Ecology and Conservation
- Captive Animal Management
- (Option modules will run where there are sufficient student numbers, otherwise an alternative option module may be offered.)
You will need:
A minimum of 80 UCAS points, which may be from qualifications such as A Levels, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and City and Guilds Advanced Technical Diplomas, T levels amongst others
A GCSE English Language at grade C / 4 or above, or an equivalent qualification
An appropriate academic reference
Life and / or experience will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.
If first language is not English, or a Tier 4 student visa to study is required and GCSE grade C / 4 English or equivalent is not held, English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill) will need evidencing.
Students with an appropriate subject relevant HNC/level 4 qualification can apply for direct entry to Level 5.
This programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches to include all students' learning styles and preferences.
For all modules, theory lectures are delivered that aim to deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge.
To complement the theory lectures, you will have group seminars/practical sessions that are used to reinforce concepts delivered theoretically.
The teaching methods focus on facilitating a student-centred approach to enhance your independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom.
The full-time route includes approximately 16 hours of contact time, encompassing lectures, seminars, practicals and tutorials.
You are also expected to carry out a significant amount of independent study in addition to contact time (approximately 25-30 hours a week). Independent study includes reading around the subject, preparing for tutorials and seminars, preparing for, and completing, module assessments; forming an essential part of your learning journey.
A part-time option is also available.
You can expect to receive your timetable during induction week.
- A tablet, laptop or stationery to take notes in lectures and seminars
- College-branded white laboratory coat
- College-branded blue kennel coat
- Appropriate waterproof outdoor clothing and footwear for outdoor practicals
- Strong steel toe capped boots for practical sessions
- The college has a strict policy of not allowing work boots inside college buildings you will need to have alternative footwear (shoes or trainers) to attend lectures and tutorials
- Roughly £300 to cover the costs of field trips and visits over the duration of your programme
- Training equipment will be required (i.e., clicker and target stick) for the training related modules (this module can be selected as an option on the programme)
- On successful completion of the programme, you will have the opportunity to graduate at a ceremony wearing formal dress. The hire of the formal dress is an additional cost
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