Animal Care

Animal Management Level 3 Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This is a one year course commencing September 2019 Classes run on a Tuesday and Wednesday, 9.30am-3.30pm.

Entry requirements
  • Five GCSEs at grade C/D (Level 4/3). Grades to be discussed at interview
  • Aged over 19 years
You will achieve

Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Animal Management. Please note this qualification does not  carry any UCAS points.

Last updated: 4th December 2018

Course overview

This one year study programme is for adult learners who want to pursue a career in the animal care industry. It will provide you with a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge which will equip you to seek employment or further learning and training within the animal care and management industries. This qualification enables you to gain the core skills and knowledge required for working with and caring for animals. Good  practical skills are really important when looking after animals. You will learn how to work safely around animals, be responsible for the planning and carrying  out animal husbandry health and handling, and feeding and nutrition. You will also learn about animal behaviour, animal breeds and welfare.

Course content

Based at our Wigfield Farm campus, this one year study programme gives you the opportunity to study a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge that build upon the core skills required to include how to work safely around animals, be responsible for the planning and carrying out animal health and husbandry, and feeding and nutrition.

Course Content

The areas of study are:

  • Principles of health and safety
  • Undertake and review work related experience
  • Animal health and husbandry
  • Animal Feeding and nutrition
  • Animal behaviour and communication
  • Animal welfare and breeding
  • Undertake Estate skills

How will I be assessed?

  • One externally set assignment
  • Two theory exams
  • One internally set assignment
  • A portfolio of evidence

What equipment will I need?

All learners on land based programmes are required to wear standard uniform and also PPE for practical work in the form of steel toe capped boots and overalls.

Where will I study?

Wigfield Farm
Haverlands Lane
S70 5NQ

What can I do next?

Beyond College, there are many opportunities such as RSPCA, veterinary nurse, customs dog handler, equine or stable work, animal behaviourist, zoo keeper or wildlife officer.

How much does the course cost?

The course fee is: £3,400.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Advanced Learner Loans

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

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Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.


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Animal Management Level 3 Part-time