Wiltshire College and University Centre

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) - HND (Lackham Campus)

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

Wiltshire College and University Centre has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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Delivered at our Lackham campus and awarded by Pearson, the aim of the programme is to help you secure the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career within the animal industries. The Higher National Diploma (HND) offers the opportunity to develop professional standards alongside underpinning knowledge as well as covering a scope of topics that will support a range of careers within the industry. The programme has specific pathways consisting of core and specialist modules. This pathway would be suitable for applicants interested in a wide range of potential careers e.g. animal health, welfare officers, re-homing and rescue centres, technicians, zookeepers etc.

Course details


Year One • Anatomy and Physiology • Animal Behaviour in Society • Animal Health and Welfare • Animal Husbandry • Animal Nursing • Animal Nutrition • Business and the Business Environment • Managing a Successful Project Year Two • Anthrozoology • Applied Animal Behaviour • Biological Principles • Breeding and Genetics • Companion Animal and Human Interactions • Evolution and Adaption • Research Project • Work Experience • Wildlife Conservation

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

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 codeAM01
Institution code W74
Campus nameLackham
Campus codeL

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points 48 UCAS Tariff Points from an appropriate level 3 vocational programme (e.g. BTEC National Diploma) or GCE AS / A Level or a 6 unit Vocational A Level.
Access to HE Diploma Success in an Access to Higher Education Diploma.

Applications from mature candidates are welcomed and considered on an individual basis. Applicants without the qualifications specified will be considered based on their ability to study the subject at the required level.

English language requirements

Where English is not the applicant's first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent qualification will normally be required.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6125 Year 1
England £6125 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6125 Year 1
Scotland £6125 Year 1
Wales £6125 Year 1
International £11500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) - HND (Lackham Campus) at Wiltshire College and University Centre - UCAS