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 is a four year course. The Foundation phase of the course is integrated and is studied across the first two years of the programme. You will study additional modules alongside core level 4 course modules. In the first year you will be supported to develop scientific knowledge of anatomy and physiology through the development of a learning toolkit portfolio. You will also engage with applied learning that links your academic studies to professional practice. In your second year you will be given individual supervision to enhance your independent learning skills as you progress through the courses.

This course is validated in partnership with Coventry University.

Course details


Typical modules 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

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

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

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

EU £4,500 Year 1
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 Years 3 and 4 £8735 per year Please visit our website at the following link to view course fees. https://wcg.ac.uk/page/180/he-fees-and-financial-support

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Provider information

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Warwickshire College Group
Warwick New Road
Leamington Spa
CV32 5JE

Course contact details

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0300 45 600 49