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The programme provides deeper insight into the behaviour and welfare of a range of companion animal species and application of theory to improve problem behaviours. It is designed to prepare you for a career in the management of companion animal behaviour predominantly, however in year 1 of the course students can explore content relating to other animal species. As many people working in the companion animal industry are business owners, this is incorporated into the course. PROGRAMME MODULES Year 1: (30 credits each) → Animal Behaviour → Animal Health, Welfare and Nutrition → Practical Projects, Enrichment and Training → Professional Development in the Work Environment Year 2: (30 credits each) → Problem Behaviour Management → Business Management → Research Methods → Professional Development in the Work Environment 2 CAREERS You could work in the field of canine and feline behaviour and/or training, or set up your own business to offer services such as dog walking, pet sitting or animal behaviour services. You could also work with charitable organisations involved with re-homing pets.
Year 1: professional development in the work environment 1 (30 credits), animal behaviour (30 credits), animal health, welfare and nutrition (30 credits), practical projects, enrichment and training (30 credits). Total 120 credits. Year 2: professional development in the work environment 2 (30 credits); research methods (30 credits); problem behaviour management (30 credits); business and events management (30 credits). Total 120 credits.
You will be continually assessed through coursework in the form of written and practical assignments, essays, project work, practical skills tests, oral presentations and written examinations. Most modules will have 2-3 assessments.
How to apply
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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!
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|Campus name||Merrist Wood College|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||64 points|
|A level||64 UCAS points normally in science based subjects|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||64 UCAS points normally in science based subjects|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Grade 4 at English and maths GCSE and it is advantageous to have a science (biology) or psychology|
English language requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8000||Year 1|