This course enables students to develop the skills and knowledge required to work in the hugely varied landbased industry. Giving a broad overview of working with animals, the course will allow students to study animal anatomy, physiology, health, welfare, behaviour and husbandry, whilst at the same time putting the theory into practice at Nescot's substantial animal care facilities. Students will develop high standards of education within a vocational setting that is not usually available at Higher Education institutions. Students will have the opportunity to take part in a research expedition and undertake genuine field work. Nescot's animal care unit is home to a range of species including livestock such as sheep and poultry, domestic pet species such as rabbits and rodents and captive exotic species such as reptiles and amphibians. Priest Hill, Surrey Wildlife Trust's 35-hectare restored chalk grassland is nearby. Nescot has links with Chessington Zoo and Aquarium, 4 miles away
First Year Modules Academic Skills Anatomy, Physiology, Health and Husbandry Practical Skills for the Animal Industry Animal Sciences Second Year Modules Research Project Animal Welfare, Legislation and Ethics Animal Behaviour and Human-Animal Interactions Ecology and Conservation
The course includes both formative or practice assessment and formal summative assessments. The purpose of a formative assessment is to develop and test your understanding in the subject area. Formative assessments do not count towards your final module mark but your course team will give you feedback to help you improve. Formal or summative assessments normally count towards your module/unit mark and therefore towards your final award (i.e. class of degree, distinction/merit/pass). Assessment methods may include written examinations, and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and often a major project or dissertation in the final year.
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
City & Guilds Level Three Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management will also be accepted at grade MMM. Mature students lacking the above qualifications, but with significant and appropriate industry experience may apply, and eligibility will be assessed by interview and portfolio of evidence.
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English language requirements
Applications from international students with equivalent qualifications are welcome. Normally a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 with minimum of 5.5 in any component, or equivalent is required for those for whom English is not their first language.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7800||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£7800||Year 1|