BTEC National Diploma in Animal Management

BTEC National Diploma in Animal Management

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 trainee and Veterinary Nursing.

What will I study?

Throughout your studies, you will cover 5 Units from the following list:

Animal Biology (Mandatory Unit)
Investigative Research Project (Mandatory Unit)
Farm Livestock Husbandry
Human and Animal Interaction
Practical Estate Planning, Construction and Maintenance
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Management
Animal Grooming
Zoological Animal Health & Husbandry
Business Management in the Animal Sector
Animal Management in a Retail Environment
Animals in Boarding Establishments
Developing an Enterprise in the Animal Sector
Principles of Animal Nursing
Aquatic Animal Health and Husbandry
Exotic Animal Husbandry

How will this course be delivered?

You will spend three/four days per week in College and one additional day on an animal related work placement.

Learners who haven’t gained an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English and Maths will be required to attend these subjects throughout their study programme.

What qualifications will I get?

After completing the Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Animal Management you will achieve a qualification equivalent to two A-Levels.

Please note: For September 2017 all current BTEC qualifications are being revised and some content may change.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is continual over the year mainly by the completion of assignments, but there are a range of assessment methods including: external assessments, presentations and group work and students are also assessed practically on the Animal Care Centre 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 need to complete your application and attend a College interview.

What are the entry requirements?

A Level 3 Extended Certificate in Animal Management dependent on a good standard of work, attendance and behaviour throughout the course and also on the conditions that you have maintained and completed the necessary hours in a suitable work placement.
In addition to the above you also require:
- A suitable character or tutor reference
- A successful College interview

What else do I need to know?

You will need to purchase a pair of steel toe cap boots, a College boiler suit and a work placement polo shirt although you are likely to have obtained these in year one. There may also be various trips throughout the year, the price of these will become available upon application.

A good standard of English and Maths are essential for 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*/9 - C/4 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 is an inclusive and diverse learning environment offering offers full time and part time courses to people from anywhere in the UK.

What can I do after this course?

When you successfully achieve this qualification you can go onto a variety of higher education courses including Zoology, Animal Biology and Animal Behaviour.

Examples of careers in the Animal Care industries which maybe relevant to you on completion of this course include, for example: the RSPCA, pet shops, kennels and catteries, trainee veterinary nurse, ranger or wildlife conservation work.

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
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Blossomfield Campus




N/A For 16 to 18 year olds


Full Time