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Course summary

Are you inspired to become the next David Attenborough? Start your pathway here. This programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to pursue a successful career within the animal care sector. Our strong links with organisations (for example veterinary practices, zoos, and animal rescue centres) who provide work placements will ensure that you develop your employability within the industry throughout your studies. If you're already working in the industry, this Foundation Degree will give you a qualification that opens up opportunities for promotion or alternative roles, particularly within the animal management industry. The Foundation Degree Animal Management will improve your progression opportunities in a range of subjects and/or professional areas such as research zoology, veterinary practice and conservation, management of zoological collections, animal rescue and welfare. The programme will develop your knowledge of animal management through formal lectures and seminars, whilst providing a unique opportunity to develop your practical skills in animal management through working with our animal collection, which includes a range of exotic and non-exotic species. Your practical competencies and employability will also be further developed through undertaking 40 hours of work-based experience with animal management organisations, operating in areas such as veterinary practice, animal rescue, wildlife conservation, and animal collection management. Work placements will be assessed through the use of a Critical Analysis of Placement document, which will include a log of hours, workplace journal and mentor feedback. The development of academic and employment skills such as research, referencing, assignment structuring, CV writing and job application will be facilitated throughout the programme and within specific modules such as Skills for Study and Employability and Introductory Skills in the Workplace. Specifically, the programme will develop qualities which will enable you to be successful in a career demanding higher skills such as management roles within the animal care sector. The programme has been designed in close partnership with industry experts, and through consultation with organisations within the animal care sector, which will enable you to meet the needs of industry where there is a highlighted skills shortage. Overall, the Foundation Degree in Animal Management will equip you with the qualities required to achieve success in a highly competitive environment. You will be enabled to excel in animal care management and/or the science sector, with real opportunities to succeed both in employment and self-employment, or within further higher education studies and research. You will experience studying on an exciting niche programme, which will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to gain professional success within a dynamic growth industry. With outstanding facilities and highly supportive tuition from dedicated members of staff, we now warmly welcome you to apply to study on this immensely stimulating programme. The course integrates global guest speakers remotely from all areas of industry through the use of learning technologies, and in class using hardware such as virtual reality headsets. This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.


Level 4 Certificate Stage Trimester 1 modules • Fundamental Biological Principles • Skills for Study and Employability Trimester 2 modules • Animal Adaptations • Introductory Skills in the Workplace Trimester 3 Modules • Animal Health • Practical Collections Level 5 Intermediate/Foundation Degree Stage Trimester 1 modules • Ecology and Conservation • Veterinary Science Trimester 2 modules • Animal Behaviour • Advanced Skills in the Workplace Trimester 3 modules • Research development • Nutrition

Assessment method

A variety of assessment methods will be used to enable an inclusive opportunity for achievement within a diverse cohort of learners. Assessment opportunities will include traditional methods such as essays, reports, examinations and presentations. The programme will also provide an opportunity for non-traditional assessment methods to be used which will encourage wider skills (such as the use of technology) acquisition in the learning environment. Such innovative methods of assessment will include for example the development of websites and eBooks to present assessment evidence. Practical tasks will be assessed with a range of methods this may include reflective self-assessment reports, witness statements and formal observations. Assessments are designed to enable learners to demonstrate practical competencies and have these formally recognised and acknowledged. Work placements will be assessed through the use of a Critical Analysis of Placement document which will include a log of hours, workplace journal and mentor feedback, amendments to this format are also available to facilitate remote learning. Traditional learning is also supported through structured online learning tasks which are aimed to encourage independent learning and are designed to support the learning of topics which are integral to specific modules. For each module there will be an opportunity for learners to present and receive feedback for improvements on assessment evidence within formative submissions. The position of formative submission dates will enable learners an opportunity to improve their overall evidence within a sufficient timeframe to enable a summative submission date to be met.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Standard offer Applicants will need 48 UCAS Tariff points including: o Minimum GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent in English o 1 A level (or equivalent) in a science related subject or a pass achieved in a level 3 extended / national diploma or a pass in an Access to Higher Education Diploma Non-standard offer The TEC Partnership will also encourage applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications. All such non-traditional applicants will be interviewed, set an appropriate piece of work (entry assignment) and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience. The entry assignment, a 750 word essay, will be completed, with an allocated time of three hours, on interview attendance and will be relevant to the subject and industry of Animal Management. Accreditation of prior learning Applicants may be admitted with credit for prior certificated learning (APcL) or work/life experience or other uncertificated learning (APeL) - refer to HE07 Admissions, Admissions Appeals and APEL (Student Transfers).

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Accommodation costs are £85-105 per week.
Animal Management at University Centre Grimsby - UCAS