Chichester College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
HND in Animal Management is a challenging course that aims to produce students who will quickly aspire to managerial positions within the animal management industry. If you are over the age of 18 and wishing to prepare for a career in the animal management and welfare sector or progress onto the final year of an honours degree then this course is for you. This course takes advantage of small class sizes to offer excellent practical opportunities with a variety of species in our new animal centre. You will learn the skills you need to enter competitive areas such as zoo keeping or to specialise further on a related top up degree. The options for top up include Animal Management, Animal Behaviour or Animal Welfare. You will be taught both in a classroom setting and in the animal centre. You will also be expected to undertake self-directed research. Learners will complete fieldwork and enjoy participating in a number of trips and visits.
This course qualifies you for employment in the animal management and welfare sector. Employment opportunities exist within industries such as zoological parks, animal charity organisations, government agencies and regulatory bodies. Successful completion of this course will enable you to enter industry at management level.
At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to celebrate your achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral.
In your first year you will complete 8 units and achieve an Edexcel BTEC Level 4. Areas you will study will include Business Environment, Animal Husbandry Management, Animal Health & Welfare, Animal Nutrition, Animal Behaviour, Anatomy & Physiology and Animal Collections. During your second year you will complete a further 7 unit covering topics such as Work-based experience, Biological Principles, Ethics & Consultation, Anthrozoology, Evolutions & Adaptions and Wildlife Management.
Assessment is completed predominantly through written work but this can take many forms such as projects, essays, posters and reports. Other assessment methods used on this course include presentations, in-class tests or practical examinations.
The method of assessment has been designed to encourage continuous written and verbal feedback throughout the course to ensure he highest grade attainable for each unit in conjunction with the highest quality education.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Brinsbury Campus|
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:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||80 - 96 points||All students complete an Interview. A typical offer will include a biology/science discipline, applicants will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the Anatomy and Physiology of Animals.|
|A level||CC||A typical offer will include; a biology/science discipline, applicants will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the Anatomy and Physiology of Animals.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM||A typical offer will include studies of the Animal Discipline and of the Anatomy & Physiology of Animals.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
M: 30 credits
P: 15 credits
|A typical offer will include; a biology/science discipline, applicants will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the Anatomy and Physiology of Animals.|
|Scottish Higher||CCDDDD||A typical offer will include; a biology/science discipline, applicants will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the Anatomy and Physiology of Animals.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE at grades C or above are required in English Language and Mathematics|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||Students must have their primary subject related to this course|
All students complete an Audition/Interview and may be asked to present a portfolio of work as part of their application. A typical offer of either a combination of GCE A levels/Level 3 Diploma or an Extended Diploma at overall Merit. GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C or above, English as a second language at IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Mature students with suitable experience and/or portfolio of work are welcome to make an application and attend an interview and/or audition.
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||No factor below 5.5. For those resident in the UK who have suitable work experience, a college English test is available to show competency in English.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£6,500||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6,500||Year 1|