Hopwood Hall College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Animal Management HNC

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Course summary

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The Higher National Certificate in Animal Management, provides a good foundation for those students who have a real passion for working with animals and aims to prepare participants for employment at supervisory level jobs within the industry. The course is also well suited for those who currently work in the industry and would like to further develop their skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to progress within the sector. As a student on this course you will be involved in 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. 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 remainder of the course will be taught over three days per week in college and will consist of lectures, tutorials, practicals and laboratory work. The academic staff on the programme have vocational experience and specialisms within Animal Management, making them ideally placed to help you apply theory to practice.

Course details


The HNC 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. Units you are likely to study (not exhaustive) include, animal health and welfare, business and the business environment, managing a successful project, management of exotic animal species and animal anatomy and physiology. 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 assessed theory work, presentations, creation 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. The assessment process will be fully explained during your induction and your tutors will work closely with you 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 codeDD32
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 mathematics 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 a 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 fees for September 2020 will be confirmed in April 2020
Animal Management HNC at Hopwood Hall College - UCAS