Access to HE – Animal Science and Animal Management

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This course is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to access a degree in animal science, animal welfare, animal behaviour zoology, animal management or any other animal-related subject. An Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is a level 3 qualification that prepares students for study at degree level. The Diploma enables students to develop the skills and knowledge required to progress onto higher level professional training, education and employment. The study programme is made up of 60 credits.

Course Content - What will I learn?

Units of study: 30 graded credits from Animal Science subject group:

  • Animal Cells and Tissues
  • Animal Organs and Systems
  • Animal Evolution
  • Animal Genetics
  • Animal Health and Disease
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Aquatics Husbandry
  • Mammalian Reproduction

15 graded credits (total) from the following subject groups:

Animal Management subject group:

  • Animal Handling
  • Practical Animal Related Research project

Mathematics subject group:

  • Advanced Mathematics (mandatory)

15 ungraded credits from the following subject units:

Introductory Academic subject group:

  • Safe Working Practices with Animals (mandatory)

Study Skills subject group:

  • Presentation Skills (level 3)
  • Progression Skills (level 3)
  • Preparing for a Controlled Assessment (level 3)

Am I right for the course?

This course is for anyone wanting to progress their future careers in to Animal Care, this course is for 19+ students that want a bridging course to Higher Education.

You should be 19+ years old with relevant L2 qualifications or relevant industry experience that demonstrates you are able to work at Level 3 or have completed a Pre Access course. GCSEs in English and Maths at Grade 3 or above.

What Next?

Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to an animal management and zoology degree, or another related higher education course (subject to entry requirements). You will also be able to find employment in a range of animal management and science careers.

For those of you wanting to go into employment, the aim of our course(s) are to produce competent carers working with animals, with the potential to take up management positions after further experience.

Potential careers:

  • Animal Technician
  • Applied Animal Behaviourist
  • Assistance Dog Trainer
  • Dog Groomer
  • Dog Trainer
  • Farm Worker (Livestock)
  • Kennel Worker
  • RSPCA/ SSPCA Inspector
  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Zoo Keeper

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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