Set on a stunning 400 acre estate, yet in easy reach of London and the M25, Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) is an established provider of university level courses in land-based studies. Validated by the Royal Agricultural University, this 2-year FdSc takes full advantage of BCA's outstanding Animal Centre which houses around 1,400 individual animals from 140 species. One of only a handful of educational establishments to be awarded a Zoo Licence, BCA's exceptional facilities support the study of a wide range of behaviours and hands-on experience of the highest standards of welfare in a professional environment supervised by a highly qualified and dedicated team. In addition, the BCA ‘Centre for Animal Welfare Research’ facilitates innovative staff/student collaboration, resulting in the publication of several papers each year since its foundation. The programme provides a sound academic basis for further progression in graduate and/or professional education.
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
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How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||64 - 96 points|
|A level||D - A*|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM||In relevant science related subjects.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Minimum grade of a Merit is required.|
We actively encourage applications from mature students (21+) where accreditation of prior learning is assessed and/or relevant work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications to determine suitability for the course.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6000||Year 1|