Animal Behaviour and Training with Integrated Foundation Year at Warwickshire College and University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

This BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Training with Foundation Year course provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to begin work in one of the most diverse and rewarding sectors of the animal industry. This course will develop your knowledge and skills in animal behaviour and ethology, whilst exploring the ethics and key legislation necessary for anyone working with animals. Animal behaviour is an extremely popular and diverse sector within the animal industry. This is a four year course where the foundation phase is integrated and studied across the first two years of the programme. You will study additional modules alongside core Level 4 course modules. In the first year you will be supported to develop scientific knowledge of anatomy and physiology through the development of a learning toolkit portfolio. You will also engage with applied learning that links your academic studies to professional practice. In your second year you will be given individual supervision to enhance your independent learning skills as you progress through the courses. This course is delivered by Warwickshire College and validated in partnership with Coventry University, and is regulated by the Office for Students (OfS). For our Higher Education Terms and Conditions please visit


Modules may include: Year 1 - Level 4 Learning Toolkit Applied Learning Portfolio Independent Learning Portfolio Academic Study Skills, Employability and T-Shaped (ASSET) Animal Anatomy and Physiology Year 2 – Level 4 Independent Learning Portfolio Applied Animal Management The Animal Industry Principles of Animal Ethology Psychology of Animal Training Year 3 - Level 5 Animal Health and Disease Habitat and Environmental Enrichment Animal Development and Training Research Design and Analysis Human Psychology for Animal Trainers Specialist Animal Management Year 4 - Level 6 Ethics and the Animal Industry Advances in Behavioural Research Contemporary Issues in Welfare and Behaviour Dissertation (Double Module) Advanced Animal Training For further details about this course, please refer to the programme specification here: We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.

Assessment method

Each module has its own specific assessment profile, e.g. 100% coursework, or 50% coursework and 50% written examination. Modules are assessed using a variety of methods (real life case studies, professional projects, reports and essays, presentations and video documentaries, research dissertation) allowing you to develop a range of skills related to the subject area and to build confidence in the subject.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to have some prior practical experience.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £4500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4500 Year 1
Scotland £4500 Year 1
Wales £4500 Year 1
EU £11950 Year 1
International £11950 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Years 1 and 2 £4500 per year (United Kingdom) Years 3 and 4 £8735 per year ( United Kingdom) Years 1 and 2 £11950 per year (International including EU) Years 3 and 4 £11950 per year (International including EU) The following course-related costs are not included in the fees: Essential: Aspinal and Capello: Introduction to Animal and Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology (approximately £30) Essential: Boiler suit (Green), sturdy boots and/or wellies (ideally steel toe capped) (approximately £50) Optional: International Trip (upto £3,000) Optional: College branded clothing such as jackets, polo shirts, and jumpers Printing over Cost of books that you might wish to purchase Cost of electrical equipment such as laptops, notebooks and stationery for your personal use Accommodation and living costs not included in the fees: This information can be obtained from our Accommodation webpage ( Sources of financial support If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be obtained from our HE fees and financial support webpage ( Bursaries WCG also provides bursaries for undergraduate students, for which you may be eligible to apply. You can check your eligibility for these types of financial support, along with their value and application deadlines, at our HE fees and financial support webpage (

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Warwickshire College and University Centre
Warwick New Road
Leamington Spa
CV32 5JE

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Animal Behaviour and Training with Integrated Foundation Year at Warwickshire College and University Centre - UCAS