Animal Management BTEC Extended Diploma
|Animal Management BTEC Extended Diploma|
|Study Mode||Full Time|
|Course Level||Level 3|
Where will this course lead?
This course is ideal for you if you are interested in Animal Management or if you would like a career in the animal care industry. On completion, this course provides UCAS points and possible entry into Higher Education. This course could lead to work with the RSPCA, working with Guide Dogs for the blind, Pet Shop management and Veterinary Nursing.
What will I study?
Throughout your studies, you will cover the a number of core modules:
- Understand and promote animal health,
- Understand the principles of animal biology,
- Understand animal anatomy and physiology,
- Animal handling and safe working,
- Plan and monitor animal feeding,
- Carry out the practice of Exotic Animal Health and Husbandry,
- Undertake Wildlife Management and Rehabilitation,
- Understand the principles of Wildlife populations, Ecology and Conservation,
- Understand and carry out Farm Livestock Husbandry,
- Understand the principles and undertake the practice of Animal Nursing.
How will this course be delivered?
You will be required to spend three days per week in College; one day on an animal related work placement; the fifth day is a study day to enable you to complete extra study working on assignments. This is time spent studying away from college and is essential to complete your course.
What qualifications will I get?
Extended Diploma in Animal Management (QCF)
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is continual over the two years mainly by the completion of assignments, but students are also assessed practically on the animal care unit and in the work place.
You will be given the opportunity to gain a pass, merit or distinction in each subject.
How do I get a place on the course?
You will be required to attend a College interview.
What are the entry requirements?
Minimum qualifications for this course are:
- Four GCSE passes at Grade A-C to include Science, English Language and Maths or a Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care at Distinction.
- To support your application you will need a suitable character or tutor reference and a copy of your latest school report (if applicable).
- A successful college interview.
What else do I need to know?
You will need to provide a pair of steel toe cap boots and purchase a College boiler suit and a work placement polo shirt. The price of these will be available on application.
There will be various organised trips throughout the year.
Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.
If you haven't achieved an A*-C grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.
If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.
Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.
What can I do after this course?
When you successfully achieve this qualification you can go onto a variety of HE courses including university courses such as Zoology and Animal Biology and Animal Behaviour, and careers in the animal care industries for example the RSPCA, pet shops, kennels and catteries, trainee veterinary nurse, ranger or wildlife conservation work.
Some students go on to set up their own businesses within the industry
Tel: 0121 678 7000
Minicom: 0121 628 7005
Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
|Location||Start Date||Day||Time||Course Fee|
|Blossomfield Campus||1st September 2013||Various||Various||Not Applicable to 16-18 year olds|