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Course summary

Animal studies courses are well established at Eccles Sixth Form College and the extensive curriculum delivery is underpinned by our outstanding facilities. These courses are designed to give you the relevant knowledge and specialist skills that will allow you to be successful in your next steps in education or employment. You will develop and expand your knowledge in all aspects of animal management, gaining hands-on practical experience in our industry-standard facilities. The objectives of the Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Animal Management are as follows: • To equip students with Animal Management skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global Animal Management environment. • To provide education and training for a range of careers in Animal Management, including Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Animal Science, Veterinary Practice Management and Equine Management. • To provide insight and understanding into the diversity of roles within Animal Management, recognising the importance of collaboration at all levels. • To equip students with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values. • To provide opportunities for students to enter or progress in employment in Animal Management, or progress to higher education qualifications such as an Honours degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Animal Science, Equine Science or a related area. • To provide opportunities for students to develop the skills, techniques and personal attributes essential for successful working lives. • To support students to understand the local, regional and global context of Animal Management and, for those students with a global outlook, to aspire to international career pathways. • To provide students with opportunities to address contemporary issues facing the industry, and society at large; with particular emphasis on sustainability and the environment, recognising the role that Animal Management plays in addressing these issues. • To provide opportunities for students to achieve a nationally-recognised professional qualification within their chosen area of specialisation. • To provide opportunities for students to achieve certifications. • To offer students the chance of career progression in their chosen field, with particular emphasis on achieving management-level positions, professional recognition and beyond. • To allow flexibility of study and to meet local or specialist needs. • To offer a balance between employability skills and the knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic aspirations. • To provide students with opportunities to engage in an industry-recognised apprenticeship scheme that aligns with their employer’s needs and their own career aspirations. • To provide students with the context in which to consider professional ethics and their relation to personal, professional and statutory responsibilities within the industry We meet these objectives by: • Providing a thorough grounding in Animal Management principles that leads the student to a range of specialist progression pathways relating to individual professions within the sector. • Equipping individuals with commercial acumen, understanding and Animal Management skills for success in a range of the roles in this sector. • Enabling progression to a university degree by supporting the development of appropriate academic study skills. • Enabling progression to further professional qualifications in specific Animal Management areas by mapping to units in a range of professional qualifications.


Year 1 Unit 1: Animal Health and Welfare Unit 2: Business and the Business Environment Unit 3: Managing a Successful Project Unit 4: Animal Behaviour in Society Unit 6: Animal Anatomy and Physiology Unit 8: Ecological Principles Unit 15: Animal Collection Management Unit 7: Animal Nutrition Year 2 Unit 23: Biological Principles Unit 24: Research Project Unit 25: Anthrozoology Unit 26: Evolution and Adaptations Unit 33: Animal Breeding and Genetics Unit 35: Wildlife Conservation Unit 41: Work Experience

Assessment method

Formative and summative assessment will be completed during the course via a range of methods. Formative assessment is primarily developmental in nature and designed to give feedback to students on their performance and profess. It develops and consolidates knowledge, understanding, skills and competencies. It is a key part of the learning process and can enhance learning. Summative assessment is where students are provided with the assignment grades contributing towards the overall unit grades. Summative feedback also gives students additional formative feedback to support on-going development and improvement in subsequent assignments. A range of assessment methods are used such as practical assessment, written reports, essays, work-based projects, academic posters, reflective journals, presentations with assessor questioning, and examinations.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

HNC Animal Management or equivalent qualification

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A minimum of three GCSEs at Grade C/4-5 or above including Maths and English.

English language requirements

A minimum of three GCSEs at Grade C/4-5 or above including Maths and English.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7500 Year 1
England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1

Additional fee information

All animal studies courses require a uniform for practical sessions: • Steel toe capped boots / wellingtons • Cargo trousers • Black/blue polo shirt • Dark coloured waterproof coat • Gloves
Animal Management (General) at University Centre at Salford City College - UCAS