City & Guilds Level 3 Animal Management

City & Guilds Level 3 Animal Management

About the course

The College offers opportunity to study at level 3 (A level equivalent) for students who wish to develop a comprehensive understanding of animal management and biology - encompassing practical techniques, academic knowledge and technical skills. It is a popular option for both school leavers and successful Level 2 Diploma students. The course incorporates a mix of practicals, classroom lectures, industry visits and case study exercises. Students enjoy the wide variety of theory and practical subjects combined with a range of projects and assessments.

Course modules

Year 1

Year 2

Advanced Extended Technical Diploma (1080) – Year 2

Wildlife Management and Rehabilitation

Pet Store Design and Management

Animal Training

Farm Livestock Husbandry and Welfare

Dog Grooming

Undertake a Specialist Project in the Land-based Sector

Animal Nursing

Wildlife and Ecology Conservation

Pet Allied Services

Undertake Estate Skills

Advanced Extended Technical Diploma (720) – Year 2

Aquatics Welfare and Breed Development

Fundamentals of Science

Dog Grooming

Exotic Animal Health and Husbandry (Optional)

Pet Store Design and Management

Animal Training

Farm Livestock Husbandry and Welfare

Kennel and Cattery Management

Undertake a Specialist Project in the Land-based Sector

Advanced Technical Certificate (360) – Year 1

Principles of Health and Safety

Undertake and Review Work Related Experience in the Land-based Industries

Animal Health and Husbandry

Animal Feeding and Nutrition

Animal Behaviour and Communication

Biological Systems of Animals

Animal Welfare and Breeding

Advanced Technical Diploma (540) – Year 1

Undertake and Review Work Related Experience in the Land-based Industries

Principles of Health and Safety

Animal Health and Husbandry

Animal Feeding and Nutrition

Animal Behaviour and Communication

Biological Systems of Animals

Animal Welfare and Breeding

Fundamentals of Science (Optional)

Kennel and Cattery Management (Optional)

Business Management in the Land-based Sector (Optional)

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

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 or employment. Students are normally aged 16 or over and the following requirements are needed:

Advanced Level 3 Suite:

  • Advanced Technical Certificate in Animal Management (360) (which leads to the 720 Diploma)

An English GCSE at C (4) or higher plus a minimum of three others at C (4) or higher, including Maths or Science.

  • Advanced Technical Diploma in Animal Management (720)

An English GCSE at C (4) or higher plus a minimum of three others at C (4) or higher, including Maths or Science.

  • Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080) (year 1 is the Advanced Technical Diploma (540))

An English GCSE at C (4) or higher plus a minimum of four others at C (4) or higher, including Maths and Science.

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.

Progression

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)

Careers

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

Learning support

Prospective students who have a disability that may affect their studies should inform the College as soon as possible. Reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate student needs and to provide appropriate support to enable successful completion of the course of study. Where necessary students will be asked for evidence to help identify appropriate adjustments.

Special requirements

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

Work experience

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.

Animal Studies

Britain is well regarded as a nation of animal lovers, from companion pets to large animal collections. This has resulted in a multi-million pound industry, ranging from well known national pet feed companies to pet stores, catteries and kennels and numerous other businesses providing for the needs of animals.

If you care about animals and have a deep interest in their health and wellbeing, Myerscough provides an excellent opportunity for you to further your studies. You'll develop a range of skills and have the opportunity to care for a range of animals including dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets, farm animals, reptiles and amphibians and a range of invertebrates.