Wiltshire College and University Centre

Foundation Degree (FdSc) Animal Science and Management - (Lackham Campus) Wiltshire College and University Centre Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Royal Agricultural University


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Course summary

TEF Bronze

Wiltshire College and University Centre has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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This course, which is validated by the Royal Agricultural University, will provide you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge for a range of career opportunities including animal conservation, welfare, research and management. Throughout both years of the course, the 'work based learning' modules provide an important insight into employment and the transferable skills required by the modern animal care industry.

The skills and knowledge gained provide valuable information for possible career progression. Between December and August of the first year of the course, 210 hours have to be spent in the animal industry either in UK or abroad. During the second year, the vocational day (with a minimum requirement of 105 hours total), is spent in an animal care industry of your choice. Throughout the course, you will work with the college’s extensive collection of animals, ranging from invertebrates, reptiles and the more common companion species and livestock to captive exotics.

You will also visit a variety of animal-related enterprises and have opportunities to take part in a wildlife study tour to experience locations such as the Galapagos Islands, Borneo or Kenya. Exotic destinations which our students have utilised for their extended work placement period include: Sri Lanka, Thailand, South Africa, Ecuador, Costa Rica, America, Africa, and Greece, enabling them to have first-hand experience of current animal conservation, rescue and rehabilitation methods throughout the world.

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 D300
Institution code W74
Campus name Lackham
Campus code L

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 48 points 4 GCSEs at minimum grade C to include English, Maths and Science.

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £5,950 Year 1
International £10,500 Year 1
England £5,950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,950 Year 1
Scotland £5,950 Year 1
Wales £5,950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs may be incurred for trips and specialist equipment.

Provider information

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Wiltshire College and University Centre
Chippenham Campus
Cocklebury Road
SN15 3QD

Course contact details

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Contact details for clearing

Jane Pike, HE Admissions Officer

Sophia Oleszynski, MIS and Admissions Manager

Deborah Fisher, Admissions Team Leader