Derby College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
If you have a real passion for working with animals, you will discover a wide choice of occupations in the thriving and varied animal management sector. By building on the skills and knowledge developed during your HND or foundation degree studies, you will be in an excellent position to either pursue a new career, consider self-employment or progress in your existing role.
This one-year top-up course consists of five modules designed to reflect the diverse nature of animal management. These will be delivered through engaging lectures and practical studies in our laboratories and on-site animal unit.
Your learning will be supported by our highly qualified teaching team who have a wealth of academic and professional experience in many specialist areas. Guest speakers will also ensure that you receive the most up-to-date professional experience and knowledge. This will be enhanced further through field trips (mandatory and voluntary) to enable you to apply theory to practice.
Delivered at our Broomfield Hall campus, the course includes 15 hours of taught material each week with a minimum of 15 hours of expected self-study. It will run with a minimum of six students. In 17-18 we enrolled eight students on this course.
This course is regulated by HEFCE and the qualification is awarded by the University of Derby. Upon completion, you will achieve a Bachelor of Science degree from the University.
All students benefit from access to the UDO online platform, the Derby College Learning Resources Centre, the University of Derby library, and the College’s Moodle pages.
Animal Interactions, Law and Ethics (20 credits)
Canine and Feline Science (20 credits)
Creating and Managing Animal Training Programmes (20 credits)
Setting up a Successful Animal Business Enterprise (20 credits)
Independent Animal Research Project (40 credits)
While on the programme, you will be assessed using a variety of methods including assignments, practical work, reports, group presentations and poster presentations. All formative and summative assessment methods have been designed to focus on skills specific to the industry while incorporating key transferable skills.
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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|Campus name||Broomfield Hall|
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
You should have attained a foundation degree or HND in a relevant subject.
All applicants will be invited to an interview to discuss their qualifications, experience and any other related issues.
You will need to be aged 18 or over at the beginning of the course.
All applicants are subject to approval from the University of Derby.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
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