This two-year, full-time course provides a good foundation for those wishing to pursue a career within the animal sector. It is a well-balanced combination of theory and practical laboratory work. The course is delivered in a variety of ways including classroom work, research projects, practical work with animals, trips with associated practical work and an industrial placement. You will be expected to obtain an industrial placement whilst undertaking the course. Examples of units studied include, Animal Husbandry Management, Anatomy and Physiology, Principles of Ecology, Animal Health and Welfare, Animal Behaviour, Animal Nutrition and Animal Adaptations. Assessment of all units will be via project-based learning and written assignment work and students will be expected to complete extensive independent study.
This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability. A minimum attendance of 80 % is expected on all aspects of the course. In addition to the higher education tuition fee, an additional fee of £50 is required to defray expenses associated with residential field trips.
This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.
The course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding that will support your career development in the animal industry or, if you choose, other career options. These include careers such as an education officer, animal welfare inspector, pet nutritionist, zoo keeper, animal laboratory specialist, rehabilitation specialist or behavioural consultant. Upon successful completion of the course you may be eligible to apply for entry to degree courses in related areas.
Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at the beginning of this document. Applicants should possess a Level 3 qualification in a science-related subject. Please note the minimum tariff accepted for this course in the previous academic year was 80 points (200 tariff points using old UCAS tariff points system). Students must produce medical evidence of current vaccination (or immunity) against tetanus prior to commencement of animal house work and work experience.
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.
Dawn Kirk, tel: 028 9053 3103 or email: [email protected]