Advanced Extended Technical Diploma (1080) – Year 2
Wildlife Management and Rehabilitation (Optional)
Kennel and Cattery Management
Pet Store Design and Management
Avian Health and Husbandry (Optional)
Farm Livestock Husbandry and Welfare (Optional)
Business Management in the Land-based Sector
Undertake a Specialist Project in the Land-based Sector
Wildlife and Ecology Conservation
Pet Allied Services
Undertake Estate Skills
Advanced Technical Diploma (540) – Year 1
Undertake and Review Work Related Experience in the Land-based Industries
Principles of Health and Safety
Animal Feeding and Nutrition
Animal Behaviour and Communication
Biological Systems of Animals
Animal Welfare and Breeding
Exotic Animal Health and Husbandry (Optional)
Animal Training (Optional)
Small Animal Rehabilitation
These courses give a good technical training and education providing a vocational alternative to A Levels and the opportunity for successful students to progress to Higher Education. Students are normally aged 16 or over and the following requirements are needed:
Advanced Level 3 Suite:
- Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080) (year 1 is the Advanced Technical Diploma (540)) 5 GCSEs at Grades A* to C (9 to 4), to include Mathematics, English Language and Science Or gaining Level 2 Diploma at Distinction and English and Mathematics qualifications at Level 2 (this must be English Language and Mathematics GCSE at C or above for under 19s)
In addition Learning Areas may apply specific agreed aptitude assessments that assist selection.
It is strongly recommended for applicants to gain some voluntary experience within the animal sector in order ensure that they are fully prepared for the expectations of the study programme and gain a realistic insight of the animal industry. A minimum of five days (which do not have to be consecutive) is advised.
Learning and assessment
Assessments will include assignments, practical work, synoptic assessments and formal examinations.
As a course equivalent to A Level the Level 3 is an ideal spring board for progression depending on UCAS points gained. Students may wish to continue their studies in Higher Education, e.g.:
- BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour & Welfare
- FdSc Welfare of Animals (Management or Animal Collections routes, Wildlife Conservation, Healthcare Management)
Employment opportunities in Animal Management and its related industries are currently very good. The Advanced Technical Certificate (360), Advanced Technical Diploma (720), and Advanced Extended Technical Diploma (1080) in Animal Management provide the qualification and experience for entry into the industry at an operational level with future prospects for management. Students who successfully complete the course may wish to take up employment in one of the following industries: ·
Pet store assistant · Wildlife Assistant · Animal Rescue · Quarantine establishment · Animal Trainer · Zoo · Dog grooming assistant · Kennel / cattery · Animal collection · Animal welfare officer · Lab technician
Specialist Clothing and Equipment:
College warehouse jacket, wellington boots or other sturdy work boots. Tetanus vaccination up to date.
Additional Costs That May be Incurred:
Clothing - £30 approx.
Trips - £50 approx
Students must attend a relevant placement in the animal industry, for example, veterinary practice, boarding kennel, pet retail organisation or canine grooming parlour, one day per week throughout the course.
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