Cornwall College

Animal Husbandry and Welfare Cornwall College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Plymouth

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Fancy a career working with animals in a zoo or welfare centre? If you would like to learn about domestic, exotic or companion animals, their husbandry, biology or behaviour, this programme is perfect for you.

The programme offers specialised modules to develop skills in animal care and animal health, as well as enhancing knowledge of fundamental animal biology, ranging from how animal cells function to animal nutrition.

The College has strong links with the animal industry in Cornwall, giving you the chance to gain real work experience and further insight into the sector. Trips to animal collections, farms, animal care facilities such as rehabilitation and rescue centres and other institutions, will help you to develop skills in animal care and animal health and welfare assessment, as well as giving you an insight into various animal industries.

In addition, guest speakers will give some of the lectures and workshops allowing you to gain knowledge and understanding from experts working or researching in the field.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways such as practicals, seminar presentations, exams, in-class tests and problem-based learning exercises.

The majority of our students successfully progress on to a final year and obtain a full BSc Honours degree, or gain employment directly related to their work experience placement.

You will be required to complete around 100 hours or three weeks of professional experience during the programme. This is invaluable for gaining contacts and showing future employers you have practical work experience as well as academic knowledge.

Possible Progression (subject to availability)

– BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology (top-up) at Newquay
– BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation Science final year at Plymouth University
– BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour & Welfare final two years at Plymouth University

Possible Careers

– Zookeeper
– Pet Care Industry
– Animal Welfare Officer
– Animal Related Charity or NGOs, e.g. RSPB, RSPCA
– Wildlife Parks
– Wildlife Trusts
– Teaching

Course details

Modules

Modules Year 1:- Animal Husbandry (20 credits) - Cells and Microbiology (20 credits) - Introduction to Animal Behaviour (10 credits) - Personal and Employability Skills Development (20 credits) - Diversity, Classification and Evolution (20 credits) - Health, Hygiene and Welfare of Captive Animals (20 credits) - Business Studies for the Animal Care Sector (10 credits) Year 2:- Biology of Exotic Species (20 credits) - Bird Biology (10 credits) - Captive Diet & Feeding (10 credits) - Mammal Biology (20 credits) - Zoo Animal Management in Practice (20 credits) - Animal Nursing and Disease (10 credits) - Genetics and Reproduction of Animals (10 credits) - Individual Research Project (20 credits)


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 D301
Institution code C78
Campus name Cornwall College Newquay
Campus code N

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 From acceptable level 3 qualifications. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.
A level DD At least 32 points must be at A2 level when considered alongside AS levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP In an appropriate subject.
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE with at least 45 credits at level 3, Merits and Distinctions may be required for particular subjects.
Scottish Higher A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP grades in an appropriate subject.

Any other qualifications will be considered upon enquiry/application. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

Additional entry requirements

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,950 Year 1
EU £8,600 Year 1
International £9,950 Year 1
England £8,600 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,600 Year 1
Scotland £8,600 Year 1
Wales £8,600 Year 1

Additional fee information

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

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Cornwall College
Tregonissey Road
St Austell
PL25 4DJ


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