Bedford College Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Bedfordshire

Animal Management

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Course summary

This course will provide you with high quality, broad-based training in animal related biological sciences. You'll study a mixture of practical, scientific, technical and business principles to prepare you for a career in animal management and give you a thorough understanding of the field. This course is based around a framework of units essential to animal management disciplines, ensuring that you will have a detailed understanding of animal management practices and processes, including the underlying principles of biological sciences. The underpinning ethos of the course will be provided by studying the concept of ethics and how we decide what is right and wrong, supported by the legislative framework. Additional units will broaden the scope of your understanding by situating animal management in the context of business, work and employment. Work-based learning is fundamental to this course, as it will bridge the skills, knowledge and attributes gained in the classroom and the working environment, and support your development of wider employment skills. Obtaining placements for work-based learning will help you to apply your learning and help you to demonstrate core competencies. You will need to undertake 100 hours of work-based learning for each of the two years (200 hours in total). A one-week field trip occurs during the first year of the course, which will help to contextualise your learning. Students have previously visited Holland with the trip costing around £350 (paid in instalments). On successful completion of this course you can progress on to a third year top-up course that we deliver, to achieve a BSc in Animal Management or Animal Science. You could also progress to employment in a relevant field: recent graduates have obtained employment at zoos and animal parks, in animal and medical research, in administration and in the teaching of animal related subjects. The brand new Shuttleworth Zoological centre is a first of its kind within the state education system to accommodate a biosphere. A wide variety of species of taxa from Avian, Amphibia, Reptilian and Mammalian are housed in naturalistic enclosures enhancing student experience.

Course details

Modules

Units you can study on the course will include: Business and the Animal Industry Experience Scientific Methods Animals: Their Environment, Management and Sustainability Animal Husbandry Animal Health and Behaviour Business Enterprise in the Animal Sector Physiology and Biochemistry Investigating Animals and their Welfare

Assessment method

All assessments will be undertaken as described in each unit’'s learning outcomes, and will be both formative (e.g. computer-based exercises, non-assessed presentations, class exercises) and summative (e.g. examinations, computer-based assessments, practical reports, practical skills assessments etc.)


How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

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

Application codes

Course code:
DN32
Institution code:
B23
Campus name:
Shuttleworth College (part of Bedford College)
Campus code:
S

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You will need: 32-48 UCAS tariff points including a relevant science area OR Animal Management BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma OR Equivalent Level 3 qualification including A-Levels GCSEs in English, Maths & Science at Grade C or above. We also welcome students with relevant work experience.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk/courses/animal-management-foundation-degree-fdsc-level-5-full-time-ba010l12l1/

Additional entry requirements

Interview


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6165* Year 1
Northern Ireland £6165* Year 1
Scotland £6165* Year 1
Wales £6165* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

You will need to purchase overalls and steel toe capped boots. These can be purchased through Bedford College at an approximate cost of £30. Fees subject to change.
Animal Management at Bedford College Group - UCAS