This two-year programme is aimed at those who wish to work with animals in a managerial or supervisory capacity, or who wish to progress onto higher education and is the equivalent of studying three A-Levels.
Entrants will normally have some experience of working with companion animals. The programme develops both technical knowledge and practical skills through lectures, practicals, demonstrations, visits and one day per week at work placement. Students will be assessed through coursework, exams and practical assessments.
The BTEC Extended Diploma in Animal Management with science is an excellent preparation for higher education or employment in animal collections, pet shops, rescue centres, animal charities and welfare organisations.
Students will normally be at least 16 years old on entry and have:
- 4 GCSE passes at grade C or above, ideally to include Science, Mathematics and English
- Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care at Distinction Level or Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (Animal Management) at Merit Level
- Period of practical experience working with companion animals.
Mature applicants who do not possess any of the above qualifications will be considered individually.
This programme is aimed at those who aspire to work within the animal management industry or go onto higher education. Employment may be as a manager or supervisor within a variety of animal collections, an animal technician in a breeding, research or educational organisation, an animal welfare officer/inspector, a pet store manager, or an assistant zoo keeper.
Students achieving a merit or distinction at Extended Diploma may be able to progress to the Foundation Degree in Applied Animal Behaviour and Conservation or our Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing. See College HE prospectus.