Animal Care

Animal Management with Science Level 3 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date /

This two year study programme starts in September 2018.

Entry requirements
  • Five GCSEs at grade 4/C including English, maths and science (preferably Biology)


  • Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care at Distinction grade in all units, plus GCSE grade C in English , GCSE grade D in Maths and Science at GCSE grade E or above.
You will achieve

Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Animal Management with Science

Last updated: 13th March 2018

Course overview

Based at our Wigfield Farm campus, this programme is for learners who wish to develop an expertise in the care and welfare of a variety of animals and prepare themselves to work in this interesting industry. You will further develop your knowledge of animal biology, care and management. In the second year you will undertake a work placement within an approved organisation to enhance your practical skills.

This qualification is a two-year, full-time course that specialises in the animal management sector and includes a strong element of science. It is  designed for learners who wish to focus their studies on this sector, with a firm intention of progressing to employment in one of the wide variety  of roles available.

How will I be assessed?

Equivalent in size to three A Levels .
15 units of which 11 are mandatory and 3 are external.
Mandatory content (78%). External assessment (33%)

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?

There are several opportunities available, one of which is to carry on studying for a Foundation Degree in Animal Management.

Beyond college, there are many opportunities such as groomer, RSPCA, veterinary nurse, army dog handler, customs dog handler, equine or stable work, animal behaviourist or zoo keeper.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

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 with Science Level 3 Full-time