Warwickshire College Group

Animal Behaviour and Training (with Foundation Year) Warwickshire College Group Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Coventry University


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Course summary

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Animal behaviour is an extremely popular and rapidly growing sector within the animal industry. Careers in animal behaviour include companion animal training, behaviour therapy, research, animal welfare science or zoo keeping.

BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Training provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to begin work in one of the most diverse and rewarding sectors of the animal industry. This course will develop your knowledge and skills in animal behaviour and ethology, whilst exploring the ethics and key legislation necessary for anyone working with animals.

This course is validated in partnership with Coventry University.

Course details


Typical modules may include:

Year 1 - Foundation Level
Learning Toolkit Portfolio
Applied Anatomy and Physiology
Applied Learning Portfolio
ASSET (Academic Study Skills and Entrepreneurial Thinking)

Year 2 - Foundation Level
Principles of Animal Ethology
Applied Animal Management
The Animal Industry
Psychology of Animal Training
Independent Learning Portfolio

Year 3 - Level 5
Animal Health and Disease
Habitat and Environmental Enrichment
Animal Development and Training
Research Design and Analysis
Human Psychology for Animal Trainers
Specialist Animal Management

Year 4 - Level 6
Ethics and the Animal Industry
Advances in Behavioural Research
Contemporary Issues in Welfare and Behaviour
Dissertation (Double Module)
Advanced Animal Training.

Assessment method

Each module has its own specific assessment profile, e.g. 100% coursework, or 50% coursework and 50% written examination.

Modules are assessed using a variety of methods (real life case studies, professional projects, reports and essays, presentations and video documentaries, research dissertation) allowing you to develop a range of skills related to the subject area and to build confidence in the subject.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code D307
Institution code W25
Campus name Moreton Morrell College
Campus code M

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff You should have completed your Level 3 studies achieving the equivalent of at least two A levels (grade E or above) or a pass in a BTEC diploma programme or its equivalent. You should also have level 2 qualifications in English and Maths, either functional skills at level 2 or GCSE grade 4 or above. The college welcomes applications from students with relevant work experience who do not have the formal academic qualifications, and from students with disabilities.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £4,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4,500 Year 1
Scotland £4,500 Year 1
Wales £4,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Years 1 and 2 £4500 per year To be confirmed Years 3 and 4 £8735 per year To be confirmed

Sponsorship information

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Provider information

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Warwickshire College Group
Warwick New Road
Leamington Spa
CV32 5JE

Clearing contact details

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Course Clearing information

Additional information

Thinking about applying for a degree course? Haven’t secured a place yet? Don’t panic! You can apply for a place here at Warwickshire College Group. Unsure how Clearing works? You can find everything you need to know here or you can give our dedicated Admissions Team a call to help you through your application journey. Why not pop along to one of our campuses at WCG College? Here you can take a look around the college and discuss with course leaders spaces available for a wide range of courses we offer. Simply give us a call on 0300 456 0049 for further information and assistance on your journey.

Course contact details


0300 45 600 49