Animal Behaviour and Welfare at Cornwall College - UCAS

Course summary

This Cert HE course is designed to cater for students who have 48 - 63 UCAS points or have Level 3 qualifications in a non-scientific subject set. On successful completion of the Cert HE, the student will progress directly into the second year of the FdSc programme. The programme is for students interested in working with animals, for example in a zoo, on a farm or with companion animals. Applicants wishing to increase their knowledge in areas such as animal behaviour, training, nutrition, welfare and biology and those interested in improving their practical skills and experience with a range of animals, will benefit from this programme. This course provides the opportunity for students to develop a range of skills that would allow them to move into the animal care or training sector working with animals throughout our society with optional modules to allow for program tailoring to personal interests. Our close association with industry partners such as Newquay Zoo allows us to provide industry active instructors on our modules and opportunities for industry relevant experience. We pride ourselves in supporting students through industry experience during their degree, giving them on the ground experience in the sector. Students will be taught in small groups by experienced and passionate lecturers and will learn contemporary techniques for the husbandry and training of animals to a high welfare standard informed by the latest research. Our small community learning environment allows staff to provide a bespoke experience for students to allow them to develop in the field of their choice. The programme offers a series of modules to develop skills in many areas of animal care, animal welfare and animal behaviour and training. Alongside our partnerships we visit a number of training facilities and animal collections nationally and internationally to allow students to evaluate best practice for the training and husbandry of animals in our care. Cornwall College University Centre offers a unique and fulfilling university experience with small class sizes, allowing for personal attention from tutors and a strong sense of community among students. The wrap-around support provided ensures that students receive the necessary guidance and resources to excel in their studies, while studying alongside likeminded individuals who share their passion for vocational technical skills. Located in one of the most beautiful and natural parts of the country, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the stunning surroundings while developing practical skills that set them apart in the job market.


Modules include: • Animal Behaviour & Psychology • Applied Animal Behaviour and Training • Animal Evolution and Physiology • Animal Welfare Science • Animal Nutrition • Skills for Scientific Success

Assessment method

Mix of course work, exam, test and practical

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Newquay University Centre Cornwall College
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants who require a visa to study in the UK cannot be considered at this time.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

Grade C/4 or above for GCSE English or Functional Skills Level 2 in Literacy

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £10000 Year 1
Channel Islands £10000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Animal Behaviour and Welfare at Cornwall College - UCAS