Do you want to learn the latest animal management skills that employers are looking for now, while working on your personal development and setting yourself up to get a degree in the future? The HND in Animal Management is a challenging course that aims to produce students who will quickly aspire to managerial positions within the animal management industry. If you are over the age of 18 and wishing to prepare for a career in the animal management and welfare sector or progress onto the final year of an honours degree then this course is for you. The course comprises of 15 modules with typical modules including: Year One Animal health and welfare Animal husbandry Animal behaviour Animal nutrition Anatomy and physiology Business environment Year Two Biological principles Breeding and genetics Evolution and adaptations Wildlife conservation Research project Work experience You will have the opportunity to work on the fully equipped animal centre and make use of the on-site laboratory facilities. You will be taught by nurturing and experts lecturers through a variety of assessment methods to include group and individual assignments, presentations, practical assessments and case studies. You will also have access to HE development session to build your skills and realise your potential. Special features of this programme include: Small group sizes ensure you get the support you need to succeed Excellent practical opportunities with a variety of species in our animal centre Learning the skills required to enter competitive areas such as zoo keeping or to specialise further on a related top up degree. In the second year students have the opportunity to attend an overseas study trip, last year this was to Botswana to view game and learn about conservation. The options for top up include Animal Management, Animal Behaviour or Animal Welfare. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to celebrate your achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral.
In your first year you will complete 8 units and achieve an Edexcel BTEC Level 4. Areas you will study will include Business Environment, Animal Husbandry Management, Animal Health & Welfare, Animal Nutrition, Animal Behaviour, Anatomy & Physiology and Animal Collections. During your second year you will complete a further 7 unit covering topics such as Work-based experience, Biological Principles, Ethics & Consultation, Anthrozoology, Evolutions & Adaptions and Wildlife Management.
Assessment is completed predominantly through written work but this can take many forms such as projects, essays, posters and reports. Other assessment methods used on this course include presentations, in-class tests or practical examinations. The method of assessment has been designed to encourage continuous written and verbal feedback throughout the course to ensure he highest grade attainable for each unit in conjunction with the highest quality education.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
All students complete an Audition/Interview and may be asked to present a portfolio of work as part of their application. A typical offer of either a combination of GCE A levels/Level 3 Diploma or an Extended Diploma at overall Merit. GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C or above, English as a second language at IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Mature students with suitable experience and/or portfolio of work are welcome to make an application and attend an interview and/or audition.
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||No factor below 5.5. For those resident in the UK who have suitable work experience, a college English test is available to show competency in English.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6500||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6500||Year 1|