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September 1 Year Level 3 Full-Time Kirkley Hall Campus Skills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

The course is for students who have achieved above average grades in their GCSEs particularly in Science, Maths and English and who have a dedicated interest in the care and welfare of animals.

You will need to have five GCSEs including, Maths and English and Science at Level 6/7 (A/B) or above.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

Your progress will be assessed by a range of stimulating methods including written assignments, practical assessments/observations and a written exam.

You will need to have a level 6/7 (A/B) in Math's and English at GCSE or equivalent.

The course runs for 4 days per week over 1 year. However you will be expected to study and complete assignment work or work experience on your non college day.

In the second year, you will go on to complete the Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management.

This course runs over 1 year, with the second year consisting of the completion of the Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management.

Over the two years, the course is equivalent to three A-Levels.

You will study exciting units including:

- Animal Health and Husbandry
- Feeding and Nutrition
- Biological Systems of Animals
- Animal Behaviour and Communication
- Welfare and Breeding
- Work Experience
- Health and Safety
- Animal Training
- Nursing and Exotics

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What’s next?

After completing the course, you could study a Foundation Degree at Kirkley Hall or progress to university to study a BSc (Hons) in zoology/animal behaviour/conservation/animal science/animal management.

Or, alternatively, you could gain employment in animal management/welfare organisations or in research.

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