This one year programme is aimed at those who wish to work with animals in a role which supports management and is equivalent to studying just under two 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, vistis and one day per week at work placement. Students will be assessed through coursework, exams, and practical assessments.
The BTEC Foundation Diploma in Animal Management is excellent preparation for employment in animal collections, pet shops, rescue centres, and small charities. There is also the opportunity for students to progress onto the second year of the Extended Diploma in Animal Management with Science.
Indicative Programme Content
- Animal Biology
- Animal Welfare and Ethics
- Practical Animal Husbandry
- Animal Health and Diseases
- Work Experience in the Animal Sector
- Animal Behaviour
- Exotics Animal Husbandry
- Students will also have either GCSE maths or GCSE English classes scheduled within their timetable dependent on requirement.
This programme is aimed at those who wish to work with animals in a role that supports management. Employment may include animal carer, animal nurse, animal trainer or dog grooming assistant, a zoo or wildlife trainee keeper, or as an animal charity fundraiser.
Students achieving a merit or distinction at Foundation Diploma may be able to progress onto the second year of the Extended Diploma in Animal Management. This may lead to employment in a management-focused position, or onto Higher Education.