The Level 3 Animal Management Extended Diploma will be studied over two years. During your first year you will enrol on and study the Level 3 Animal Management National Foundation Diploma. This is a standalone one-year qualification. Upon successful completion of the first year, you can then progress and enrol to study the Level 3 Animal Management Extended Diploma, which is equivalent to three A levels.
This course is for those that are interested in a career within the animal care industry or want to progress onto a university level course.
During the Level 3 Animal Management Extended Diploma you will study the following units:
Plus a range of optional units.
You will study in our purpose built animal care unit on site as well as science laboratories.
Alongside the above units, you will be required to take part in 300 hours of work experience outside of your timetabled hours.
Trips are planned throughout the year. Most trips are directly linked to the course, however there is a department fun trip at the end of the year.
In addition to your course, you will 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 Extended Diploma are five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (Old GCSE grade C or above) including Science, Maths and English.
You can also progress onto this course with a Merit profile in a Level 2 qualification.
If you are concerned about the above entry requirements an alternative course available is the Level 2 Animal Care qualification, which can be used to progress onto the Level 3 course the following year.
It is also expected that you will have a weeks worth of meaningful work experience such as voluntary work at your local vets.
The Animal Management Extended Diploma is free, if you are under the age of 19 on 31 August of the year you start the course.
For those aged 19+, this course will cost:
Year 1 (Foundation Diploma) - £4425.
Year 2 (Extended Diploma) - £6931.
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.
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 £27,295 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.
Please note, to provide you with the most flexibility your studies will consist of two separate years, each enrolled onto separately. Therefore, if you are aged 19+ before starting either year of the full qualification you will be required to pay course fees.
International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or email@example.com for details on fees.
Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.
Please note that all fees are subject to change.
Successful completion of this course can progress onto an Animal Management HND course, or other animal related courses at university such as Animal Management, Zoology, Marine Biology, Animal Psychology.
You can also progress into employment in the animal industry such as RSPCA Collection Officer, Wildlife Assistant, Trainee Veterinary Nurse, Pet Store Associate, Laboratory Technician, Kennel/Cattery Assistant, Canine Technician and Animal Sitter/Walker.
There are a number of educational visits arranged which you are encouraged to attend at a minimal cost, usually around £20.
You will complete an Industry Placement alongside your main Level 3 course.
Industry placements give you the chance to put into practice what you have learned and you will spend a minimum of 150 hours with an aspirational aim of 315 hours working for an employer, in a role directly relevant to your course.
With an Industry Placement you will gain technical skills, be prepared for the world of work, and gain connections in order to secure a job after your course.
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An existing part time job may qualify as an Industry Placement if it meets the criteria set by the College.
For more information regarding Industry Placements please contact the Enterprise Zone: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01205 365701 ext: 3226/3227
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