Sheffield College

Animal Management Sheffield College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

This course has been developed to enable the education and training for a range of careers in animal management and allied land-based industries. You will study a variety of topics that will form a strong grounding in the field of animal management, such as animal husbandry, health and welfare/animal nursing and animal behaviour. A HND is typically equivalent to the 2nd year of a degree programme, meaning students who successfully complete the course may progress onto a one year top-up course in order to obtain a full Bachelors degree.

About the Course
This course provides opportunities for full time learners to gain a nationally recognised, vocationally specific Level 5 qualification to enter employment within these industries at supervisory or management level or to progress to higher education vocational qualifications such as a full time degree in animal management or a related subject area. The course is also suitable for people already employed within the animal management sector wishing to develop their skills further.

The course provides opportunities for learners to concentrate on the development of higher-level skills in a land-based context and how their role and that of their business fits within the overall structure of the land-based industries, the national and international economy and the global overview.

This qualification equips individuals with knowledge, understanding and skills for successful employment in the animal management and allied industries. The course enables progression to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualifications in related areas. The course also provides opportunities for specialist study relevant to individual vocations and contexts.

Course details


Level 5
Core Modules
Animal Nutrition (15 credits)
Specialist Modules
Research Project (20 credits)
Principles of Ecology (15 credits)
Animal Law & Ethics (15 credits)
Management of Animal Collections (15 credits)
Animal Nursing (15 credits)
Animal Adaptations (15 credits)
Plan, Monitor and Evaluate the Nutrition of Animals (10 credits)

Assessment method

Assessment is by continuous assessment via practical and written assignments.

Students can expect to receive 1-2 hours worth of feedback per week.

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 DN32
Institution code S22
Campus name Hillsborough Campus
Campus code 1

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff You will need to have completed a HNC in Animal Management.

Additional entry requirements



Potential students must have GCSE (grade C/4 or above) or equivalent in English Language, Maths and Science

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,500 Year 1
Scotland £6,500 Year 1
Wales £6,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

There is a cost of approximately £375 per year for residential trips. The cost can be paid in installments, with the full balance being paid before the actual residential/visit takes place. Students will also be required to have personal protective equipment (PPE) including overalls, wellingtons or steel toe capped boots. Students are strongly advised to purchase a USB stick at the start of the course.

Provider information

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S2 2YY

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