Pearson BTEC HND in Animal Management

The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Animal Management is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the Animal Management sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.


Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10994
Campus: Bangor
Study Type: Full-Time
Education Level Higher Education
Department: Animal Care

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Course Structure

Modules studied in year 1 include:

The qualification aims to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake it.
  • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Managing a Successful Project (Pearson set)
  • Animal Behaviour in Society
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Ecological Principles
  • Management of Exotic Animal Species
  • Animal Collection Management

Upon successful completion students will progress on to year 2 of the programme where they will study further modules including:

  • Biological Principles
  • Research Project (Pearson set)

and optional modules from the following:

  • Anthrozoology
  • Evolution and Adaptations
  • Advanced Patient Care
  • Equine Health and Disease
  • Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Animal Breeding and Genetics
  • Management of Animal Boarding Establishments
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Sustainable Practices
  • Work Experience (80 Hours of placement)

16.75 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials.

Mandatory Additional Study Maximum of 3 hours per week average over the academic year.

Personal Study 22 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, including use of online materials.

Year 2 requires students to complete 80 hours of work placement.

This is a 2-Year Programme and course fees are payable in each year of the course.

General Entry Requirements

The general entry requirements below identify the minimum qualifications needed to apply for the programme. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis on application. You are required to upload a copy of your qualification certificates to show how you meet the entry requirements for the programme prior to enrolment. Applications will also require successful completion of the admissions process.

GCSE/ Level 2 Requirements

• GCSE grade C/4 in English Language, or Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills-Communication, or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.

AND

• GCSE grade C/4 in Mathematics, or Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills-Application of Number, or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification. 

AND

• Passes in 4 different subjects (can include English Language and Mathematics and as above), with 1 at GCE Advanced (A) level (grades A-E), and 3 at GCSE level (grades A*-C*/9-4), or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.

 

Course Entry Requirements

A minimum of 64 UCAS points including: At least one A Level pass preferably in an appropriate subject (e.g. Biology) OR Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management or Applied Science (MPP = 64 UCAS Points)  

OR

Access Diploma in Foundation Studies with an overall average of 65% + and with one science module at a minimum of 65%  

 

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Alternatively, you can provide evidence of your ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process, either through Accredited Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). Further details on APL can be found in the HE Admissions section of our website and the HE Accreditation of Prior Learning SOP

 

International Students English Language Requirements

International applicants, from Non-Native English speaking countries, must have evidence of English Language Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:

• IELTS 6.0 (Academic) (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)

• PTE Academic 51 (minimum of 46 in each part)

• Or equivalent UKVI-approved English Language Test

For further information please contact our International Department at international@serc.ac.uk

 

Level 4 HNC

Successful completion of the HNC in Animal Management (RQF) at a minimum of an overall Pass.

Admissions

Successful completion of the admissions process  

APEL

Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning.  Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section

Students are assessed using a range of different methods.

These include time constrained assignments, coursework, Project Based Learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies. 

This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study.  Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.

This course is designed to prepare students for a career in the animal industry or progression to related degree programmes, normally at second year of entry.

The HND in Animal Management provides a Nationally Recognised Qualification offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment and provides opportunities to progress to Higher Education. 

Along with the vocational skills you will also develop employability skills through workshops such as teamwork, innovation and problem solving.

You are encouraged to take up work experience in a relevant animal related workplace.

It is the responsibility of the student to organise this work experience.

As part of the course you will be expected to participate in a field trip which will incur a maximum cost of (£100). 

Please note, course fees are payable in each year of the programme. 

Course and Provider regulated by Pearson.

Modules studied in year 1 include:

  • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Managing a Successful Project (Pearson set)
  • Animal Behaviour in Society
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Ecological Principles
  • Management of Exotic Animal Species
  • Animal Collection Management

Upon successful completion students will progress on to year 2 of the programme where they will study further modules including:

  • Biological Principles
  • Research Project (Pearson set)

and optional modules from the following:

  • Anthrozoology Evolution and Adaptations
  • Advanced Patient Care
  • Equine Health and Disease
  • Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Animal Breeding and Genetics
  • Management of Animal Boarding Establishments
  • Wildlife Conservation Sustainable Practices Work Experience (80 Hours of placement)

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Terms & Conditions

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

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

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

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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