Course type:
Diplomas

Level 3 Diploma Animal Management

Overview

This one year course is for students that have completed the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma.

What you will study 

The units listed below reflect the subjects currently offered on this course but are subject to change:

  • Understand and interpret animal behaviour and communication
  • Understand zoological animal health and husbandry
  • Undertake and review work related experience in the land-based industries
  • Understand animal nursing
  • Understand the principles of animal biology
  • Understand the principles of wildlife populations, ecology and conservation

During this programme of study, you will also be given the opportunity to attend a residential study tour to Borneo, where you can experience wild flora and fauna first hand within a biologically diverse environment and appreciate a culture very different to our own.         

Career opportunities 

On successful completion of this course at Merit or Distinction level and a suitable reference from a tutor, you are able to progress onto the second year of the Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management.

It is also possible to continue in other more specific fields offered at the College, for example, dog grooming or training as a Veterinary Nurse.

Career opportunities include: kennel or cattery worker, pet shop manager, veterinary assistant or receptionist, animal collection worker or technician, carer or warden within charity organisations such as the RSPCA or Blue Cross and dog handler or trainer.

Our students have gone on to some fantastic careers in a wide range of industries and enjoyed some exceptional work placements all over the world, helping them open doors to their dream careers. You can read our students’ stories here.

 

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
Duration:
1 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

 A minimum of two GCSEs at grade C (or 4 where numerical grades are being used) or above which must include English Language and either Mathematics or Science.

Alternatively, successful completion of the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Animal Care at Merit or Distinction level and a suitable reference from a tutor.

Why study Animal at Hartpury College?

If you want to work with animals, then Hartpury offers a dedicated environment to provide you with the practical skills, qualifications and experience employers are looking for to succeed in this thriving industry.

Key information

  • Finance

    There is no charge for tuition if you are coming to Hartpury College to study a full-time course and you are under 19 years of age on 31st August of the academic year your course starts. For the lowdown on everything finance related you can click below. 

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  • Accommodation

    Living in on-site accommodation is a brilliant way of meeting new friends and gaining confidence and independence. With support from 24 hour wardens seven days a week, you can be sure that your time at Hartpury will be a safe and enjoyable experience.

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  • Transport

    If you are not able to live on campus or would prefer to go home every evening, there are different transport options available, from minibuses to coaches to public bus companies. Student transport is based on three zones and charging bands. 

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