The Animal Science level four Certificate of Higher Education is offered via distance learning and is 100% studied online, full time and part time. There is an opportunity on completion of this certificate of progressing to level five study on campus for the foundation degree in animal science or the BSc honours degree in animal behaviour and welfare. This course provides the opportunity for students wishing to study via distance learning to develop core knowledge and key skills required for undergraduates aiming to, or already working in animal related industries. The programme enables students to study at home at a time that suits them best to develop a range of skills, personal qualities and attitudes necessary to work successfully within the field of animal science. The course allows students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge in the scientific principles of animal ethology, behaviour and physiology, and the application of this knowledge to animal welfare, husbandry and conservation
Compulsory modules include: Animal Nutrition, Introduction to Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Preparation for working in the Animal Care Industry and Study Skills. Additional modules include: Introduction to Animal Behaviour, Management of Herptiles and Marine Biology.
Assessment is varied and suited to individual module online requirements and includes: Essays, presentations, written reports, case study reports, independent practical research/observations, research portfolios, seminar presentations.
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
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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- Pibwrlwyd Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.