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Animal Behaviour Training Clinical Abtc

Animal Behaviour and Training (Clinical)

BSc (Hons)

Develop the skills and expertise to transform your passion for training animals into a fulfilling career with this Animal Behaviour and Training (Clinical) degree. Access our 70-species animal collection and benefit from our connections with animal trainers, scientists and behaviourists across the UK.

Around 57% of all UK households (16.2 million) are home to pets, numbering up to 38 million animals*. With around 12 million dogs and 11 million cats, as well as many more animals, including those held in zoological collections, skills and expertise in animal behaviour and training are in high demand.

Key Information

Course Duration: 3 or 4 years full-time; part-time available
UC UCAS Code: C867
Part or Full Time: Full Time / Part Time
Level of Study: Undergraduate Degrees
Placement Year: Optional
Typical Offer: 112 UCAS tariff points or equivalent

You’ll gain an in depth understanding of the key topics in the field of animal behaviour and training. Core subjects will range from management and training of the animal, to the physiology of animal behaviour. Engagement with practical activities, industry placements and real-world case studies throughout the course will prepare you for a future career in a diverse sector - from routine training for husbandry right through to managing animals with problematic behaviours.

This course and its training are underpinned by the strictest ethics and supported by the latest scientific evidence. You’ll learn from the latest advances in the field and use industry-standard technologies.

*UK Pet Food 2023

Aligned to the ABTC Programme Recognition Committee

This programme has been aligned to the Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC) Programme Recognition Committee to deliver the academic elements necessary for an individual to achieve ABTC recognition (pending confirmation) as:

  • Animal Trainer (AT) – during year 1
  • Animal Training Instructor (ATI) – during year 2
  • Animal Behaviour Technician (ABT) – during year 2
  • Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CAB) – during year 3

It is in the process of applying for ABTC recognised Programme status. An individual who has met the ABTC knowledge and understanding (academic) requirements, and who wishes to be ABTC registered will then need to undertake an assessment of the performance criteria via an ABTC Practitioner Organisation.

Find out more about the benefits of becoming an ABTC practitioner.

  • UCAS tariff points | A typical offer for this course is 112 UCAS tariff points or equivalent, preferably including a biological science.

 

  • GCSE | A minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded) or equivalent, to include English Language, Mathematics and a Science.

  • A-level | Typical offer is BBC or equivalent. This must include a minimum of two A-levels.

 

  • Vocational Award | Typical offer is a DMM in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject.

 

  • Access | Typical offer is 112 UCAS tariff points in an Access to Higher Education Diploma.

 

  • IB | Typical offer is 112 UCAS tariff points in an IB Diploma, to include a minimum of two Highers at H3 or above. This must also include Maths and English Language at a minimum of Standard Level S3 if equivalent GCSEs have not been obtained.

 

  • Scottish Highers | Typical offer is 112 UCAS tariff points in Scottish Highers. This must include a minimum of one Advanced Higher and one Higher.

 

  • Irish leaving Certificate | Typical offer is 112 UCAS tariff points in the Irish Leaving Certificate. This must include a minimum of two Highers. This must also include Maths and English Language at a minimum of Ordinary Level.

 

  • OCR Cambridge Technical | Typical offer is a DMM in a Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in a relevant subject.

 

  • T Level |Typical offer is Merit in your T Level overall grade in a relevant subject.

 

We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications to ensure this is the right course for you.

The minimum academic entry requirement for this programme is 80 UCAS tariff or equivalent providing this is combined with relevant experience.

Please contact us for further information.

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Your career

Industry opportunities on this course are diverse to ensure you develop the skills, experience and connections needed for your graduate career. Many of our students secure graduate roles with their work placement employers.

Work placements and experience

These form part of your core modules in years one and two, alongside an optional integrated placement year. In year one you will gain experience working within the commercial facilities that we have here on site at Hartpury (e.g. the Animal Collection). In the second year, we’ll support you to secure a placement with a UK-based or international employer, to match your interests and career goals, and you’ll undertake coursework relating to this. Placements can be paid or unpaid, depending on position. Students have worked with organisations such as the Blue Cross, West Midlands Safari Park, Guide Dogs for the Blind and BSAVA.

Our commercial canine and equine therapy centres also offer opportunities for students to gain further industry experience ready for their careers – either on work placements or as part of voluntary roles. Alongside this, we’ll encourage you to find a voluntary role with a local organisation such as an animal rescue shelter, clinical animal behaviourist, wildlife rehabilitation centre or a zoo.

Field trips and guest lecturers

Field trips and industry professionals in lectures form an important part of your learning, enabling you to experience different businesses, careers and best practices.

Recent field trips have included visits to places such as Cotswold Wildlife Park, Crufts and Guide Dogs for the Blind. Extra fees are required – please see the fees tab.

Our students have heard from a range of guest lecturers, which have included dog training professionals and zookeepers.

Graduate destinations

As an Animal Behaviour and Training (Clinical) graduate, you could go on to work in zoos, charities, animal rescue centres, boarding kennels or laboratories. You may work as a trainer or join behaviour teams, and progress on to:

  • Clinical animal behaviour work
  • Animal training
  • Service dog handling
  • Animal warden/officer
  • Assistance work
  • Rescue and rehabilitation

You’ll also have the transferable skills you need for other graduate careers and may go on to establish your own business. Our careers team can support you to find and prepare to secure your perfect role.

Success Stories

We're committed to supporting you to fulfil your unique potential.

Your support network

You'll benefit from a strong support network from day one to be the best you can be. This will range from your personal tutor and specialist academic support team (our Achievement and Success Centre) to dedicated wellbeing and employability (Innovation, Careers and Enterprise) centres.

Academic support

You’ll have your own personal tutor while you’re here who will support you to succeed in your studies. You’ll also have access to our academic and wellbeing support teams who run regular workshops and one-to-one sessions on campus and online. Alongside this, we have a comprehensive bank of online study skills resources to help you make the most of your qualification.

Your learning experiences

You'll experience a range of teaching methods to strengthen your digestion of topics, including lectures, workshops and practical sessions, as well as supported work placement learning as part of many courses.

Your career

Each year of your course will be made up of two semesters, within which you’ll study compulsory and optional modules on different industry-focused topics, enabling you to develop your own unique portfolio of knowledge, skills and experience, ready for your career. The course is taught in English.

Course information

Overview

You’ll gain an in depth understanding of the key topics in the field of animal behaviour and training. Core subjects will range from management and training of the animal, to the physiology of animal behaviour. Engagement with practical activities, industry placements and real-world case studies throughout the course will prepare you for a future career in a diverse sector - from routine training for husbandry right through to managing animals with problematic behaviours.

This course and its training are underpinned by the strictest ethics and supported by the latest scientific evidence. You’ll learn from the latest advances in the field and use industry-standard technologies.

*UK Pet Food 2023

Aligned to the ABTC Programme Recognition Committee

This programme has been aligned to the Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC) Programme Recognition Committee to deliver the academic elements necessary for an individual to achieve ABTC recognition (pending confirmation) as:

  • Animal Trainer (AT) – during year 1
  • Animal Training Instructor (ATI) – during year 2
  • Animal Behaviour Technician (ABT) – during year 2
  • Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CAB) – during year 3

It is in the process of applying for ABTC recognised Programme status. An individual who has met the ABTC knowledge and understanding (academic) requirements, and who wishes to be ABTC registered will then need to undertake an assessment of the performance criteria via an ABTC Practitioner Organisation.

Find out more about the benefits of becoming an ABTC practitioner.

Entry requirements

  • UCAS tariff points | A typical offer for this course is 112 UCAS tariff points or equivalent, preferably including a biological science.

 

  • GCSE | A minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded) or equivalent, to include English Language, Mathematics and a Science.

  • A-level | Typical offer is BBC or equivalent. This must include a minimum of two A-levels.

 

  • Vocational Award | Typical offer is a DMM in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject.

 

  • Access | Typical offer is 112 UCAS tariff points in an Access to Higher Education Diploma.

 

  • IB | Typical offer is 112 UCAS tariff points in an IB Diploma, to include a minimum of two Highers at H3 or above. This must also include Maths and English Language at a minimum of Standard Level S3 if equivalent GCSEs have not been obtained.

 

  • Scottish Highers | Typical offer is 112 UCAS tariff points in Scottish Highers. This must include a minimum of one Advanced Higher and one Higher.

 

  • Irish leaving Certificate | Typical offer is 112 UCAS tariff points in the Irish Leaving Certificate. This must include a minimum of two Highers. This must also include Maths and English Language at a minimum of Ordinary Level.

 

  • OCR Cambridge Technical | Typical offer is a DMM in a Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in a relevant subject.

 

  • T Level |Typical offer is Merit in your T Level overall grade in a relevant subject.

 

We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications to ensure this is the right course for you.

The minimum academic entry requirement for this programme is 80 UCAS tariff or equivalent providing this is combined with relevant experience.

Please contact us for further information.

Employability

Your career

Industry opportunities on this course are diverse to ensure you develop the skills, experience and connections needed for your graduate career. Many of our students secure graduate roles with their work placement employers.

Work placements and experience

These form part of your core modules in years one and two, alongside an optional integrated placement year. In year one you will gain experience working within the commercial facilities that we have here on site at Hartpury (e.g. the Animal Collection). In the second year, we’ll support you to secure a placement with a UK-based or international employer, to match your interests and career goals, and you’ll undertake coursework relating to this. Placements can be paid or unpaid, depending on position. Students have worked with organisations such as the Blue Cross, West Midlands Safari Park, Guide Dogs for the Blind and BSAVA.

Our commercial canine and equine therapy centres also offer opportunities for students to gain further industry experience ready for their careers – either on work placements or as part of voluntary roles. Alongside this, we’ll encourage you to find a voluntary role with a local organisation such as an animal rescue shelter, clinical animal behaviourist, wildlife rehabilitation centre or a zoo.

Field trips and guest lecturers

Field trips and industry professionals in lectures form an important part of your learning, enabling you to experience different businesses, careers and best practices.

Recent field trips have included visits to places such as Cotswold Wildlife Park, Crufts and Guide Dogs for the Blind. Extra fees are required – please see the fees tab.

Our students have heard from a range of guest lecturers, which have included dog training professionals and zookeepers.

Graduate destinations

As an Animal Behaviour and Training (Clinical) graduate, you could go on to work in zoos, charities, animal rescue centres, boarding kennels or laboratories. You may work as a trainer or join behaviour teams, and progress on to:

  • Clinical animal behaviour work
  • Animal training
  • Service dog handling
  • Animal warden/officer
  • Assistance work
  • Rescue and rehabilitation

You’ll also have the transferable skills you need for other graduate careers and may go on to establish your own business. Our careers team can support you to find and prepare to secure your perfect role.

How you'll study

We're committed to supporting you to fulfil your unique potential.

Your support network

You'll benefit from a strong support network from day one to be the best you can be. This will range from your personal tutor and specialist academic support team (our Achievement and Success Centre) to dedicated wellbeing and employability (Innovation, Careers and Enterprise) centres.

Academic support

You’ll have your own personal tutor while you’re here who will support you to succeed in your studies. You’ll also have access to our academic and wellbeing support teams who run regular workshops and one-to-one sessions on campus and online. Alongside this, we have a comprehensive bank of online study skills resources to help you make the most of your qualification.

Your learning experiences

You'll experience a range of teaching methods to strengthen your digestion of topics, including lectures, workshops and practical sessions, as well as supported work placement learning as part of many courses.

Your career

Each year of your course will be made up of two semesters, within which you’ll study compulsory and optional modules on different industry-focused topics, enabling you to develop your own unique portfolio of knowledge, skills and experience, ready for your career. The course is taught in English.

Modules

What you'll study

You’ll gain an in depth understanding of the key topics in the field of animal behaviour and training. Core subjects will range from management and training of the animal, to the physiology of animal behaviour. You will engage in practical activities across a wide range of species including not only dogs but many of the other animals held within our 70 species collection.

Your studies will prepare you to enter a diverse animal sector, and you’ll be able to engage in activities training animals for standard husbandry and management right up to supporting the wellbeing and recovery of animals displaying problematic behaviours. Your engagement with industry placements and real-world case studies throughout the three years, as well as the clear focus on how to communicate effectively with animal caregivers, will prepare you well for your future career.

Module credits

On successful completion of your modules you’ll gain academic credit that accumulates towards your award. The marks you gain in your second and third years may contribute towards your final degree classification.

Your first year will focus on fundamental topics, including animal behaviour and animal health. You’ll develop essential transferable and practical skills, and gain the underpinning knowledge required to study the rest of your degree. Content of this year has been aligned to the ABTC level of Animal Trainer.

Compulsory Modules 

Introduction to Animal Learning and Training

Develop knowledge of the foundation principles relating to animal learning and training.

Animal Health and Disease

Learn how diseases affect animals and how to apply informed decision making to maintain health across a range of animals.

Professional and Academic Skills in Animal Biology

Develop key academic and professional skills and the personal attributes needed to be successful in a career in the animal industry.

Anatomy and Physiology

Introduction to basic veterinary anatomy and physiology, including the different bodily systems and the interactions between them.

Animal Genetics

Explore the fundamental concepts of genetics and hereditary conditions in animals.

Professional Practice in the Animal Sector

Develop key academic and vocational skills and the personal attributes needed to be successful in a career in the animal industry. This module includes a requirement to undertake work experience with a pre-approved provider.

You’ll learn about concepts such as the physiology of animal behaviour. You’ll also explore themes such as management and training of the animal and understanding problematic animal behaviour, allowing you to develop your interests at a higher level. Content of this year has been aligned to the ABTC levels of Animal Trainer Instructor and Animal Behaviour Technician.

Compulsory Modules 

Management and Training of the Animal

Monitor and manage training, health and welfare across a range of species.

Physiology of Animal Behaviour

Gain a fundamental knowledge of how physiology controls the behaviour of vertebrate animals.

Understanding and Preventing Problematic Animal Behaviour

Explore problematic animal behaviours and the many approaches to managing them.

Professional Skills for Veterinary Paraprofessionals

Develop important communication skills essential for working in the animal sector. This module includes a requirement to undertake work experience with a pre-approved provider.

Research Methods for Agricultural and Animal Scientists

This module introduces students to the process of academic research, methods of research and analysis, helping to prepare them for reading research literature and conducting research projects in the future.

An optional integrated placement year between your second and final years gives you the opportunity to put your knowledge and skills into practice and gain valuable industry experience.

Your final year will expose you to contemporary challenges in the area of animal behaviour and more advanced theory and practice, including gaining an insight into managing clinical case studies which will support you in your future career.

You’ll undertake a substantial research dissertation project, enabling you to experience the responsibility of planning, implementing and reporting on a specialist topic. Content of this year has been aligned to the ABTC level of Clinical Animal Behaviourist.

Compulsory Modules

Animal and Agriculture Dissertation

This module involves independent research and analysis in an animal or agriculture‐related field with one-to‐one support from an academic.

Advanced Animal Training

Learn about the theoretical and practical methods used in the advanced training of animals and the coaching of trainer, client and animal.

Anthrozoology

The study of human-animal interactions, exploring the impact animals have on our lives, and the impact we have on theirs.

Cognitive Ethology

Develop the ability to critically evaluate the evidence supporting cognitive abilities in non-human animals.

Clinical Case Studies for Veterinary Paraprofessionals

Develop your ability to plan interventions to improve the wellbeing of animals and their caregivers through the exploration of real-world clinical case studies.

Modules

Overview

What you'll study

You’ll gain an in depth understanding of the key topics in the field of animal behaviour and training. Core subjects will range from management and training of the animal, to the physiology of animal behaviour. You will engage in practical activities across a wide range of species including not only dogs but many of the other animals held within our 70 species collection.

Your studies will prepare you to enter a diverse animal sector, and you’ll be able to engage in activities training animals for standard husbandry and management right up to supporting the wellbeing and recovery of animals displaying problematic behaviours. Your engagement with industry placements and real-world case studies throughout the three years, as well as the clear focus on how to communicate effectively with animal caregivers, will prepare you well for your future career.

Module credits

On successful completion of your modules you’ll gain academic credit that accumulates towards your award. The marks you gain in your second and third years may contribute towards your final degree classification.

Level four (year one)

Your first year will focus on fundamental topics, including animal behaviour and animal health. You’ll develop essential transferable and practical skills, and gain the underpinning knowledge required to study the rest of your degree. Content of this year has been aligned to the ABTC level of Animal Trainer.

Compulsory Modules 

Introduction to Animal Learning and Training

Develop knowledge of the foundation principles relating to animal learning and training.

Animal Health and Disease

Learn how diseases affect animals and how to apply informed decision making to maintain health across a range of animals.

Professional and Academic Skills in Animal Biology

Develop key academic and professional skills and the personal attributes needed to be successful in a career in the animal industry.

Anatomy and Physiology

Introduction to basic veterinary anatomy and physiology, including the different bodily systems and the interactions between them.

Animal Genetics

Explore the fundamental concepts of genetics and hereditary conditions in animals.

Professional Practice in the Animal Sector

Develop key academic and vocational skills and the personal attributes needed to be successful in a career in the animal industry. This module includes a requirement to undertake work experience with a pre-approved provider.

Level five (year two)

You’ll learn about concepts such as the physiology of animal behaviour. You’ll also explore themes such as management and training of the animal and understanding problematic animal behaviour, allowing you to develop your interests at a higher level. Content of this year has been aligned to the ABTC levels of Animal Trainer Instructor and Animal Behaviour Technician.

Compulsory Modules 

Management and Training of the Animal

Monitor and manage training, health and welfare across a range of species.

Physiology of Animal Behaviour

Gain a fundamental knowledge of how physiology controls the behaviour of vertebrate animals.

Understanding and Preventing Problematic Animal Behaviour

Explore problematic animal behaviours and the many approaches to managing them.

Professional Skills for Veterinary Paraprofessionals

Develop important communication skills essential for working in the animal sector. This module includes a requirement to undertake work experience with a pre-approved provider.

Research Methods for Agricultural and Animal Scientists

This module introduces students to the process of academic research, methods of research and analysis, helping to prepare them for reading research literature and conducting research projects in the future.

Integrated placement year (optional)

An optional integrated placement year between your second and final years gives you the opportunity to put your knowledge and skills into practice and gain valuable industry experience.

Level Six (final year)

Your final year will expose you to contemporary challenges in the area of animal behaviour and more advanced theory and practice, including gaining an insight into managing clinical case studies which will support you in your future career.

You’ll undertake a substantial research dissertation project, enabling you to experience the responsibility of planning, implementing and reporting on a specialist topic. Content of this year has been aligned to the ABTC level of Clinical Animal Behaviourist.

Compulsory Modules

Animal and Agriculture Dissertation

This module involves independent research and analysis in an animal or agriculture‐related field with one-to‐one support from an academic.

Advanced Animal Training

Learn about the theoretical and practical methods used in the advanced training of animals and the coaching of trainer, client and animal.

Anthrozoology

The study of human-animal interactions, exploring the impact animals have on our lives, and the impact we have on theirs.

Cognitive Ethology

Develop the ability to critically evaluate the evidence supporting cognitive abilities in non-human animals.

Clinical Case Studies for Veterinary Paraprofessionals

Develop your ability to plan interventions to improve the wellbeing of animals and their caregivers through the exploration of real-world clinical case studies.

The modules contain a mixture of scheduled learning – lectures, workshops and practical sessions – alongside independent learning. You’ll be expected to dedicate at least two to three hours of independent study per each contact hour. Your course may also include work placement learning as part of some modules.

Year Contact learning Placement learning Independent learning
Level four (year one) 24% 1% 75%
Level five (year two) 21% 7% 72%
Placement year - optional 1% 80% 19%
Level six (final year) 17% 0% 83%

You’ll be assessed through a mixture of written exams, practical exams and written assignments. Many of the modules will be marked based on a mixture of assessment types, whilst others will be based solely on one type of assessment. Feedback will be given in a variety of ways including in sessions, on written assessments and in tutorials.

Year Written exam Practical exam Coursework
Level four (year one) 0% 81% 19%
Level five (year two) 6% 19% 75%
Optional integrated placement year 0% 0% 100%
Level six (final year) 13% 16% 71%

Each year of this course is taught over two semesters, normally consisting of 12 weeks of scheduled teaching and then assessment weeks, with an overview below:

  • scheduled teaching takes place between 8:30 to 20:30 Monday to Friday
  • Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities
  • work placements may entail different days and hours
  • part-time students may need to attend learning activities five days each week, depending on modules selected
  • timetables are available during enrolment week
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Clothing and footwear

You’ll need to purchase appropriate clothing and footwear before you enrol, or during enrolment week. We’ll let you know exactly what you need to purchase in your enrolment guide – everything is available from our supplier’s online shop for approximately £100.

Work placements

Whilst on external work placement you will need to consider your transport to and from the organisation as well as your accommodation needs if you choose a placement away from your home. Opportunities may require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which you'll need to pay for.

Optional field trips (up to circa £150)

You're encouraged to engage in various trips and visits as part of the programme. While many of these are included in the course fees, there is the opportunity to engage in optional trips with additional costs involved.

Accommodation and living costs

Please visit our student accommodation page for details.

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“It's amazing that Hartpury offers the opportunity to work with different species as part of the degree. As part of the course, I did a 40-hour internship in the Animal Collection. I’ve been getting hands on with exotic animals – meerkats, skunks and prairie dogs. ”
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Turn your passion into your career

The physical and emotional needs of animals is at the heart of everything we do. Working with research-active staff, our students contribute to studies that are helping us understand animals like never before.

Put theory into practice and boost your CV with access to over 70 species, laboratories, animal therapy and hydrotherapy centres, a new Equine and Animal Assisted Activities Area on a 360-hectare campus that provides an ideal environment.

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Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are reviewed and developed regularly. Changes or cancellation of courses may be necessary to ensure alignment with emerging employment areas, to comply with accrediting body requirements, revisions to subject benchmark statements or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make necessary changes and will notify all offer-holders of changes as and when they occur.