New College, Swindon

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Animal Management

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Course summary

New College Swindon is delighted to have recently secured planning permission to build fantastic new facilities for its Animal Management provision.The College is investing over £200,000 on a new Animal Management Centre. This will include aviaries; an outdoor pond area; marine tanks and separate enclosures for chinchillas, sheep, and reptiles including terrapins, tortoises and bearded dragons. There will also be an enclosure for exotic mammals, possibly including such ones as red pandas.The building will be ready for teaching in September 2023. This course will enable students to continue their education through applied learning of a wide range of units in the field of Animal Management. This qualification will provide a high quality professional and technical education pathway for those who wish to advance their skills prior to specialist further studies or employment.This course is designed to help students secure the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to succeed in the workplace or progress further in their education. Students will build on a core of learning in their first year to more specialist areas of study in their second year. Students will study a variety of units, covering a wide range of subject areas and animal species, such as health, welfare, husbandry, anatomy, business, nutrition and ecology. Teaching will take place through practical and theoretical classes, lectures, seminars, workshops, data analysis sessions, discussions, tutorials, industry and community visits. Students will learn through these and through individual and small group self-managed activity including resource-based learning and online learning support through the VLE. Teaching is linked directly with professional practice and research, both of which directly inform and enhance course content and delivery. Visiting professionals will contribute to the course delivery with full-time staff and are vital to providing students with access to current professional practices and issues developing employability skills and knowledge. There is a breadth of expertise in the team, all of whom compliment their theory sessions with practical examples, which will be relevant to each student's individual interest and needs on the course. Seminars and tutorials make up a supportive network, which is complimented by the virtual learning centre. Whether at home or on campus, help is not far away. In addition to classroom activities, students will take part in trips, for example to Cotswold Wildlife Park, local pet stores and animal businesses. Talks will also be given by industry guest speakers. Students will also carry out practical tasks, working with the wide range of animal species in the College Animal centre, for example carrying out husbandry tasks such as health checking and maintaining accommodation, as well as diet plan design and implementation.


Year 1 Health and Welfare; Business and the Business Environment; Managing a Succesful Project; Animal Behaviour in Society; Animal Husbandry; Animal Anatomy an Physiology; Animal Nutrition and Ecological Principles Year 2 Biological Principles; Research Project; Students will also study 5 modules from the following list; Anthrozoology; Evolution and Adaptations; Wildlife Conservation; Ethics and Consultation; Work Experience; Behavioural Approaches to Animal Management and Humanisation of Companion Animals

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

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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North Star Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

New College Swindon is unable to accept international students that require a student visa to study in the UK

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants should also have a good GCSE profile including English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above or the equivalent alternative qualification.

Additional entry requirements


You will be required to attend a course interview. We will also ask you to complete a written task to bring to the interview.


Mature applicants will be considered and will be required to attend an interview with the Course Leader.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5No less than 5.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7000 Year 1
Scotland £7000 Year 1
Wales £7000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note: Tuition fees are published for the first year of entry only and may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by the Office for Students. *Fee information for European Union (EU) students: If your course starts on or after the 1st August 2021, you will no longer be eligible for financial support from Student Finance England unless you meet one of the following criteria: you are able to benefit from the citizens’ rights agreements you are an Irish national living in the UK or Republic of Ireland – benefits of Irish nationals under Common Travel Area guidance arrangement will continue
Animal Management at New College, Swindon - UCAS