Working in the animal industry is an increasingly popular career choice. This one-year course is designed for students wanting to work within the animal sector. It develops knowledge and understanding of the industry and individual animals as well as developing the research skills that are invaluable for working within a zoo or research environment.
This qualification includes the following modules:
Animal husbandry management
Animal health and welfare
Anatomy and physiology
Principles of ecology
Exotics and the pet trade
With strong links with Dudley Zoo, Brockswood Animal Sanctuary, The Owl and Falconry Centre and The Animal Man Group, students are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of work and animal experiences to enhance their learning throughout the programme.
The assessments for this qualification are a series of written assignments with some practical work and presentations.
All class-based materials will be provided but you will need to provide sturdy, waterproof footwear such as boots and warm clothing and PPE for practical work.
Animal Management BTEC HNC - Level 4
This qualification will enable progression to an HND Animal Management programme or a second year of a degree programme.
For entry onto this qualification learners must have over 64 UCAS points through one of the following routes: BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management (MPP or above) or A levels in biology or access to HE science. Plus, you must have GCSE maths and English at grade C or above.
Can I get help with fees?
Funding may be available to support your learning as an adult (aged 19+) studying at Dudley College. Check out the Financial Support guidance for more information.