This course can be completed following the Foundation Diploma in Animal Management. Completion of both courses in 2 years is the equivalent to 3 A-levels
This is a one-year course and can be completed following the National Foundation Diploma in Animal Management. Completion of both courses in 2 years is the equivalent to 3 A-levels
Our large and varied animal collection of exotic and domestic offer excellent practical hands-on learning opportunities alongside theory-based lessons.
What you will study
The units listed below reflect the subjects you will cover on this course but are subject to change:
• Animal Breeding and Genetics
• Investigative Research Project
• Animal Nursing
• Aquatic Animal Health & Husbandry
• Farm Livestock Husbandy
• Human Animal Interaction
• Zoological Animal Health and Husbandry
• Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Management
You will be given the opportunity to attend a residential study tour to Borneo. Here you will experience wild flora and fauna first hand within a biologically diverse environment and appreciate a culture very different to our own.
This course will include a range of different assessment methods, including written exams.
During this programme, you will be expected to undertake a block of work experience which will allow you to broaden your knowledge, understanding and skills in practical industry live situations.
Career and education opportunities
On successful completion of this course and a suitable reference from a tutor, you are able to progress on to a Foundation degree or Honours degree (subject to entry requirements).
It is possible to continue in other more specific fields offered at Hartpury, 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
• Dog handler or trainer