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Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Animal Management

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 90-Credit Diploma in Animal Management is a vocational, practical course to prepare the learner for employment or further study in an animal related discipline.

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We have 3 sessions available for this course running in Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn

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Title Campus Type Week Starting Places Available Fee
Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Animal Management
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Bangor
Full-Time 03/09/2018
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Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Animal Management
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Downpatrick
Full-Time 03/09/2018
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Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Animal Management
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Lisburn
Full-Time 03/09/2018
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Course Overview

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 90-Credit Diploma in Animal Management is a vocational, practical course to prepare the learner for employment or further study in an animal related discipline.  This course is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels and enables you to learn about animal science, nutrition, practical handling and animal health.  It provides a qualification which may be used for further study in this area, such as the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal management or appropriate work with animals.

Typically, you will be in class for a minimum of 15 hours per week.  

MODULES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Understand and promote Animal Health
  • Undertake Animal Handling and safe Working
  • Plan and Monitor Animal Feeding
  • Manage Animal Accommodation
  • Understand the Principles of Animal Nutrition
  • Understand the Principles of Animal Nursing
  • Understand and Interpret Animal Behaviour and Communication
  • Understand Animal Welfare and Breed Development
  • Undertake Kennel and Cattery Management
  • Understanding the Principles of Wildlife Populations, Ecology and Conservation

You will also work towards a Personal Development qualification and will be involved in a range of activities, designed to improve employability.  You will be required to complete Essential skills Literacy, Numeracy and ICT if you do not have a GCSE Grade C or above in these subjects.

Entry Requirements
  • Four GCSEs including Mathematics, English and Double Award Science at Grade C or above

OR

  • English and Maths (GCSE) or equivalent and a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care or Science at distinction level.

An interview will be required.

Successful candidates will have to provide evidence of an up-to-date Tetanus Vaccination or a valid Medical Exemption Certificate.

In circumstances where there are more applications for a course than there are places available, the College reserves the right to ask for higher grades.
 

Where will it take me?
This course is equivalent to 1.5 A levels.  This course can lead to careers in zoo-keeping, dog grooming, veterinary nursing and dog handling.  Alternatively, further study such as the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal management could lead to Higher education such as an HND or Degree in a related subject.
How will it make me more employable?
 You will ‘Get the Edge’ by:
  • Gaining a vocational qualification demonstrating your theoretical and technical competence
  • Gaining a Personal Development qualification demonstrating your employability skills (communication, teamwork, critical thinking)
  • Gaining hands on experience through Industry Projects, and completing up to 300 hours of work experience which is a requirement if you progress to the Extended Diploma in Animal Management
  • Getting involved in activities such as the SERC Volunteer Programme and SERC Student Companies

This course will help you succeed in a highly competitive job market by developing the skills and knowledge which employers need you to have.

How will I be assessed and given feedback?
You will be assessed throughout the course with a combination of assignment, practical tasks, presentation and animal handling.  All ten units are internally assessed, via assignment work.
Additional Costs
Travel and subsistence costs for any work placement undertaken.
Accreditation
This BTEC course is regulated and accredited by EDEXCEL.
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:



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