Hopwood Hall College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Animal Management HND

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Course summary

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The Higher National Diploma in Animal Management is for those who want an advanced qualification in animal management, which will enable you to manage the care of animals rather than undertake that care yourself. The course aims to give you not just technical knowledge about the health, welfare and management of a range of animal species but also the confidence and transferable skills that will allow you to progress effectively into junior and middle management roles in the future. Work in the Animal Management sector is continually evolving with the need to work closely with other professionals in different services. Practitioners need to have a breadth and depth of knowledge and be equipped with transferable skills. The content of the course is designed for you to study and consider job roles and the work setting within a wider practical context. We hope you will enjoy exploring and debating these issues and feel better prepared to meet the challenges of changing policies and practice. This course combines lectures, group work, practical sessions and independent research. Throughout the course you will be applying your theoretical knowledge to practice both in group work and the work setting. You will be expected to undertake an industrial experience placement, one day per week as part of your studies. This will not only give you valuable experience, but can often lead directly to employment opportunities. The assessment for the course is through internally assessed theory work, presentations, creations of public information resources, written scientific reports and practical observations when managing the care of animals and supervising those carrying out various animal husbandry procedures. When undertaking practical assessments you are expected to perform to an industry expected standard and work independently. You will also be involved with the welfare of animals on the college animal care unit, to include those animals in our Blue Cross Rehoming Centre, Day Boarding Dog Kennels and livestock production area.

Course details


The HND is composed of a number of units, all of which you must successfully complete to gain the qualification. These units are chosen by the tutors to reflect the specialisms held with the College and will allow you to study across a broad range of Animal Management disciplines. The units you are likely to study (not exhaustive) include: animal health and welfare, business and the business environment, managing a successful project, animal anatomy and physiology, management of exotic animal species, biological principles, research project, evolution and adaptations, anthrozoology and wildlife conservation. Please note these units are provisional and subject to change

Assessment method

Each unit will be internally assessed by your tutors and then moderated. Assessment will take a variety of forms which will include theory work, presentations, written scientific reports, creation of public information resources and practical observations when managing the care of animals and supervising those carrying out various animal husbandry procedures . The assessment process will be fully explained during your induction and your tutors will work closely with your throughout the course to ensure that you understand all requirements of assessment.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeDD33
Institution code H54
Campus nameMiddleton
Campus codeM

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Unfortunately we do not accept applications from Tier IV international students

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points
A level CDD Preferred A Levels would be Chemistry and Biology
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
GCSE/National 4/National 5 4 GCSE's grade C/4 or above which must include English Language and maths are required for this course. It is highly recommended that you have also achieved Double Science or GCSE Biology and Chemistry at grade C/4 or above due to the scientific content of some of the units. If you have undertaken BTEC Applied Science instead of GCSE, you should have achieved an overall Merit.

Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6000* Year 1
England £6000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000* Year 1
Scotland £6000* Year 1
Wales £6000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Course costs for September 2020 will be confirmed in April 2020
Animal Management HND at Hopwood Hall College - UCAS