Craven College

Animal Management (Animal Behaviour & Welfare) Craven College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of animal management and will equip you with the necessary knowledge to assess the welfare needs of animals, enable you to acquire practical animal management skills and devise management strategies pertinent to the animal sector.

The College’s new state of the art Animal Management Centre, completed in June 2018, has extended our high-quality provision for Animal Management HNC students. The new facilities include a reception area with a large display tank, specialist rooms for fish, invertebrates, nocturnals, rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles, amphibians, plus quarantine and isolation rooms.

The Craven College Animal Management team has excellent links with a wide range of employers. The course will be taught using well integrated practical and theoretical sessions, providing an opportunity for you to experience real-life situations.

Teaching and learning will take place through a combination of lectures and seminars providing an opportunity to share knowledge and experience and providing a forum for discussion and debate. In addition to timetabled sessions, 10-12 hours of personal study will be required each week. You will be expected to become resourceful and to take responsibility for your own learning. Independent research, reporting on own reading, one to one guidance and small group discussion will help you progress. Your independent study is supported by the excellent Learning Hub at the Aireville Campus, in addition to the College’s Specialist Support Centre. The average class size for this course is 10-12.

You will have the opportunity to take part in external visits to businesses involved in animal behaviour and welfare. These visits may be optional but may involve extra costs. You will also be encouraged to shadow industry professionals to gain experience of work opportunities in the sector.

HNC is a nationally recognised qualification in its own right and is the first year of an HND course. The HND will be offered providing there are a sufficient number of students.

Course details


HNC (Level 4)

Animal Health & Welfare
Business & The Business Environment
Managing a Successful Project
Animal Behaviour in Society
Animal Husbandry
Animal Anatomy & Physiology
Animal Nutrition
Management of Exotic Animal Species

HND (Level 5)

Biological Principles
Research Project
Evolution & Adaptations
Wildlife Conservation
Work Experience
Rehabilitation & Therapy

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 D321
Institution code C88
Campus name Centre for Land-based Studies & Engineering
Campus code R

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

International applicants

We do not accept international student applications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 UCAS tariff points (formerly 120 UCAS points)
English & Maths GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C) or equivalent
Students without necessary qualifications but with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply for an interview.
In addition, if you have a relevant level 4 qualification you may be able to transfer credit in certain modules onto the Foundation Degree.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6,750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,750 Year 1
Scotland £6,750 Year 1
Wales £6,750 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Craven College
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BD23 1JY

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