Animal Care

Animal Management Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma Full Time

In Brief

Start Date /

This two year study programme starts in September 2019.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including English, maths and science

(A study programme option is still available at Level 3 if you do not achieve a Grade 4/C in Maths and science.  This will be discussed with you at interview or enrolment)

You will achieve

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management

Last updated: 2nd October 2018

Course overview

This two year study programme, offering two pathways, starts in September and 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.

Course content

Based at our Wigfield Farm campus, this two 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.

ROUTE ONE:

  • Principles of health and safety
  • Undertake and review work related experience
  • Animal health and husbandry
  • Animal Feeding and nutrition
  • Animal behaviour and communication
  • Biological systems of animals
  • Animal welfare and breeding
  • Wildlife and ecology conservation
  • Wildlife management and rehabilitation
  • Exotic animal health and husbandry
  • Aquatics welfare and breed development
  • Avian health and husbandry
  • Animal Nursing
  • Farm livestock husbandry and welfare
  • Ecological concepts and applications
  • Population surveys, ecology and conservation
  • Undertake Estate skills
  • Business management in the land based sector
  • Undertake a Specialist project in the land based sector

ROUTE TWO

  • Principles of health and safety
  • Undertake and review work related experience
  • Animal health and husbandry
  • Animal Feeding and nutrition
  • Animal behaviour and communication
  • Biological systems of animals
  • Animal welfare and breeding
  • Wildlife and ecology conservation
  • Wildlife management and rehabilitation
  • Animal training
  • Aquatics welfare and breed development
  • Avian health and husbandry
  • Animal Nursing
  • Zoological collections
  • Farm livestock husbandry and welfare
  • Undertake Estate skills
  • Business management in the land based sector
  • Customer care and retail merchandising
  • Undertake a Specialist project in the land based sector

 

How will I be assessed?

  • Two externally set assignments
  • Two externally set and marked exams, sat under examination conditions
  • Internally set assignments
  • 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
Barnsley
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 or other animal related degree. [https://universitycampus.barnsley.ac.uk/course/animalmanagement-hnd-ft/]

 

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?

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 info@barnsley.ac.uk. 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 info@barnsley.ac.uk

Want to join Barnsley Sports Academy and the Sports Village?

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

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.

Disclaimer

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Animal Management Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma Full Time