Animal Management Diploma Level 3

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    Full Time

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    Two Years

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    September 2024


This course design to help you gain an Animal Management qualification to further your career aspirations, or prepare you for higher education.

What will I do?

During the Level 3 Animal Management Diploma, you will cover a range of core subjects, including:

  • Animal Welfare and Ethics
  • Practical Animal Husbandry
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Animal Health and Diseases
  • Work Experience in the Animal sector

There will be educational visits through the year with an end of year trip. A number of professional speakers and/or visitors will be incorporated in the course.

You will have full access to the Animal Care Unit and both practical and theoretical skills will be assessed here. 40% of your time will be spent in the unit and 60% will involve classroom based lessons.

You will undertake external work experience throughout your course in addition to your normal college hours, it is expected you will study independently to complete assessments.

In addition to your course, you may also study either Functional Skills or GCSE English and Maths, dependent on your current GCSE grade.

The entry qualifications for the Level 3 Animal Management Diploma are five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (Old grade C or above) including a Science and Maths or English.

You can also progress onto this course with a Merit profile in a Level 2 qualification.

You will need to demonstrate that you have completed meaningful experience through your previous qualifications or one weeks external work experience.

The Animal Management Diploma will take you two years to complete. You will attend College for three-four days a week.

Independent study outside of college is required as well as completing an external placement as an extra to your timetabled hours.

The Animal Management Diploma is free, if you are under the age of 19 on 31 August of the year you start the course.

If you are aged 19+, this course will cost Β£7172.

If you are aged 19-23, fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701 or email your query to

Aged 19+?
If you are aged 19 years or over on the 1st day of your course, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with your College fees. If you progress to employment you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning Β£25,000 per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age. To find out more contact the College Information Line on 01205 313218.

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

You will be assessed on the competency in which you carry out a range of practical tasks at the Colleges Animal Care Unit. Theoretical aspects of the course are assessed via written assignments, examinations, controlled assessments, presentations and discussions.

Successful completion of the course can enhance your prospects of finding a career with the animal care industry or you can progress onto higher education.

Additional costs include purchasing pens, paper, course specific materials and pay for educational and non-educational visits.

There are a number of educational visits arranged which you are encouraged to attend at a minimal cost, usually around Β£20.

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