Animal Management - Level 3
This is a specialist course (equivalent to three A Levels) in the welfare, biology and management of a wide range of animals.
This advanced programme will help you learn practical skills and competencies with a broad range of animals to prepare you for work or university.
You will have the opportunity to work with a variety of species in our animal unit, to visit zoos and other organisations involved in managing animals or animal welfare, and take part in activities such as Crufts and Wolf Watch UK.
The course is delivered through lectures, practical duties and work experience.
Qualification: City & Guilds Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management (equivalent to three A Levels)
Duration: Two years
A selection of unit titles is shown below:
- Biological Systems of Animals
- Animal Welfare and Breeding
- Animal Behaviour/Communication
- Principles of Animal Nursing
- Feeding and Nutrition
- Small Animal Rehabilitation
- Wildlife and Ecology Conservation
- Farm Livestock
Assessment is continuous, with end of module exams, a synoptic assessment and practical work. This course includes 150 hours of work experience through the duration of the two years and must include experience with kennels and catteries. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level.
Maths and English
All students following a full-time programme of study at HLC will study English and maths as part of their studies, please refer to the Study Programmes page of this website.
The course is suited to both school leavers and mature students who have relevant experience within the industry.
- Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above (to include maths, a science subject and English), or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit grade
- Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy
- Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area
Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.
Study options may include:
- Degree-level courses including Animal Behaviour, Training, Science, Conservation or Zoology
- Veterinary Nursing Diploma or Degree (at another institution)
- Level 3 Apprenticeship Animal Management (Supervisory)
Employment options may include:
- Animal Rescue Centres/Sanctuaries
- Conservation Projects
- Animal Technician
- Nursing Assistants
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Students aged 16 to 18: There are no tuition or examination fees.
Students aged 19 to 23: Who are studying for their first full Level 3 qualification will be not be charged any tuition fees, but will be charged the materials fee only.
Students aged 19 to 23: Who already hold a full Level 3 qualification and all students who are 24 or over will be liable for the full cost of the course, based on the current student loan applicable for the qualification. Please contact our Finance department to be advised of the fee / loan due.
Additional Course Costs: £225 (per year)
Personal Equipment: You will also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £35.
Please Note: Costs are subject to change, please call Enquiries on 0800 032 1986 to check.
We also offer the following Apprenticeships as an alternative to full-time study:
- Animal Care & Welfare Assistant, Level 2
As an employed apprentice you will gain practical skills along with knowledge and behaviours relevant to your chosen course, including:
- Cleaning & Maintaining Animal Accommodation
- Providing Feed & Water to Animals
- Promoting & Maintaining the Wellbeing of Animals
- Grooming animals
- Handling & Restraining Animals
- Training Animals
Duration and attendance
You will spend most of your time in the workplace employed as an apprentice. There will be knowledge workshops planned within your course. You will be expected to attend functional skills classes unless you already have prior achievement. Duration is 12−24 months depending on the level of study.
Telephone: 0800 032 1986