Canine Training and Performance (with Foundation Year) at Hartpury University - UCAS

Hartpury University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Canine Training and Performance (with Foundation Year)

Course options

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Course summary

Turn your passion for training dogs into an exciting career with this Canine Training and Performance degree. The foundation year entry provides an alternative route into degree-level study. It’s ideal for those who need to gain subject-specific knowledge and skills in order to progress with the full BSc qualification. Now is an exciting time to join the canine training and performance industry. The global pet care market is booming and the growth rate for jobs within the animal sector is increasing rapidly. There’s a huge demand for talented graduates with a passion for animal training. You’ll tailor your learning to your interests, analyse performance, and develop training plans. The course will focus on dogs, but you’ll also study other animals. Our 70-species Animal Collection provides plenty of opportunities to develop your experience with different species. Benefit from our excellent industry connections with dog trainers, behaviourists, scientists and athletes across the UK – which could lead to placements, volunteering, field trips and inspirational guest speakers. All training is underpinned by the strictest ethics and supported by the latest scientific evidence. This programme has been formally recognised by the ABTC Programme Recognition Committee as delivering the academic elements necessary for an individual to achieve ABTC recognition as an Animal Trainer (AT) and Animal Training Instructor (ATI). To become ABTC registered a student will then have to undertake an assessment via an ABTC Practitioner Organisations.

Modules

Our modules are developed regularly to reflect student and industry demands, ensuring you’re well prepared to enter skilled employment on graduation. The majority of courses are comprised of both compulsory and optional modules, the latter of which you'll be able to choose from to suit your interests and career goals. Most courses also include work placement learning, to help you gain essential experience for your future. Modules include: Foundation Skills Development, Academic Skills in Practice (Internship), Reviewing Literature, Foundation Animal Studies, Foundation Biological Principles, Introduction to Animal Training and Performance, Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Professional and Academic Skills in Animal Biology, Systems Biology, Animals in Society, Animal Health and Disease, Animal Nutrition, Animal Structure and Motion, Principles of Assessing Animal Performance, Research Methods for Agricultural and Animal Scientists, Management and Training of the Animal, The Canine Sector, Advanced Animal Training, Dissertation, Advanced Animal Performance Analysis, Management and Rehabilitation of the Canine Athlete. Modules are sometimes subject to change. Optional modules change each year - you can attend introductory sessions before deciding which ones to study. For more information, please visit https://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/courses/undergraduate/bsc-hons-canine-training-and-performance-with-foundation-year/


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
CF66
Institution code:
H22
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

International applicants

We have a strong global community, with students and staff from over 60 countries. Our dedicated International team will support you through every step of your university journey – from initial enquiry to enrolment and graduation. They’ll guide you through living and learning in the UK, making your application, visas, student finance, accommodation and much more. They’ll also arrange for you to be collected from your airport or train station on arrival and support you to settle in to university life in your first term. As an international student, you’re guaranteed accommodation in your first year.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition to the above Level 3 qualifications, a minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4), or equivalent, to include English Language and Mathematics are required. We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications. If you don't meet our tariff points requirement we will still consider your application and may be able to offer you a place on an alternative programme. Each application is considered on its own merits and we will consider combinations of the above mentioned qualifications or equivalent.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £13000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Sandwich Year £925 Part time (maximum) £6,935 The above fees may change as a result of the UK leaving the EU. They are also subject to approval in the Access and Participation Plan, and the OfS.

Sponsorship information

Studying a degree is a worthwhile investment, providing opportunities and experiences to help you to carve out a rewarding and successful future. We know that accessing funding, in the form of loans, grants, bursaries and scholarships, can make studying a degree possible for many students. Alongside government loans, Hartpury University and our partners offer a range of financial support packages to eligible students applying for our courses. Please visit our student finance page for more information on what’s on offer to help you with your study costs: http://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/facilities/life-at-hartpury/finance/

Canine Training and Performance (with Foundation Year) at Hartpury University - UCAS