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 Technical Certificate 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.

PLEASE NOTE - In the Location Field to the right, Croxteth Park appears twice. The top one is actually Walton Hall Park, Warrington. Please use that ‘Croxteth Park’ link to apply for Walton Hall.

Units listed are subject to change.

Course modules

Year 1

Year 2

Advanced Extended Technical Diploma (1080) – Year 2

Pet Store Design and Management

Undertake a Specialist Project in the Land-based Sector

Animal Nursing

Wildlife and Ecology Conservation

Pet Allied Services

Undertake Estate Skills

Wildlife Management and Rehabilitation (Optional)

Kennel and Cattery Management

Avian Health and Husbandry (Optional)

Farm Livestock Husbandry and Welfare (Optional)

Business Management in the Land-based Sector

Safe and Responsible Use of Veterinary Medicines

Only completed by Nursing group in Year 2. Progressions to this group will be dependant on achieving Biology at Distinction and completing work placement at a vets in Year 1 (Preston only).

Advanced Extended Technical Diploma (720) – Year 2

Exotic Animal Health and Husbandry (Optional)

Aquatics Welfare and Breed Development (Optional)

Wildlife and Ecology Conservation

Wildlife Management and Rehabilitation

Avian Health and Husbandry (Optional)

Zoological Collections

Farm Livestock Husbandry and Welfare (Optional)

Undertake a Specialist Project in the Land-based Sector (Optional)

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 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

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 aged 16 or over and the following requirements are needed:

Advanced Level 3 Suite:

  • Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management (720) (year 1 is the Advanced Technical Certificate in Animal Management (360)

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

The grades for the qualification are gained from the Synoptic Exam and Synoptic Assignment. The Synoptic Assignment is carried out under controlled assessment conditions. Additional assignments for optional units are also completed normally under controlled assessment conditions.

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 (540), and Advanced Extended Technical Diploma (720) or (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.