University Centre Grimsby

Animal Management University Centre Grimsby Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education

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The Foundation Degree in Animal Management course is designed to provide a comprehensive learning experience in animal management and thus supporting your progression to a wide range of higher education courses at level 6.

The programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to pursue a successful career within the animal care sector. Our strong links with organisations (for example veterinary practices, zoos, and animal rescue centres) who provide work placements will ensure that you develop your employability within the industry throughout your studies. If you're already working in the industry, this Foundation Degree will give you a qualification that opens up opportunities for promotion or alternative roles particularly within the animal management industry. The Foundation Degree Animal Management will improve your progression opportunities in a range of subjects and / or professional areas such as research zoology, veterinary practice, and conservation, management of zoological collections, animal rescue and welfare. The programme will develop your knowledge of animal management through formal lectures and seminars together with providing a unique opportunity to develop your practical skills in animal management through working with our animal collection which includes a range of exotic and non-exotic species. The knowledge and understanding of key principles related to each module will be further underpinned through the undertaking of 56 hours of structured online learning. Your practical competencies and employability will also be further developed through undertaking 40 hours of work based experience with animal management organisations operating in areas such as veterinary practice, animal rescue, wildlife conservation, and animal collection management. Work placements will be assessed through the use of a Critical Analysis of Placement document which will include a log of hours, workplace journal and mentor feedback.

The development of academic and employment skills such as research, referencing, assignment structuring, CV writing and job application will be facilitated throughout the programme and within specific modules such as Skills for Study and Employability and 'Introductory Skills in the Workplace'.

Specifically, the programme will develop qualities which will enable you to be successful in a career demanding higher skills such as management roles within the animal care sector. The programme has been designed in close partnership with industry experts and through consultation with organisations (BlueCross, Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, local veterinary clinics etc.) within the animal care sector which will enable you to meet the needs of industry where there is a highlighted skills shortage. Overall the Foundation Degree in Animal Management will equip you with the qualities required to achieve success in a highly competitive environment. You will be enabled to excel in the animal care, management and/or science sector with real opportunities to succeed both in employment, self-employment or within further higher education studies and research.

You will experience studying on an exciting niche programme which will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to gain professional success within a dynamic growth industry. With highly competitive course fees, outstanding facilities and highly supportive tuition from dedicated members of staff we now warmly welcome you to apply to study on this immensely stimulating programme.

Course details

Modules

Level 4 Certificate Stage

Semester 1 modules

" Fundamental Biological Principles
" Skills for Study and Employability
" Introductory Skills in the Workplace

Semester 2 modules

" Animal Adaptations
" Practical Collections
" Animal Health

Level 5 Intermediate/Foundation Degree Stage

Semester 1 modules

" Ecology and Conservation
" Veterinary Science
" Advanced Skills in the Workplace

Semester 2 modules

" Animal Behaviour
" Nutrition
" Research development

Assessment method

A variety of assessment methods will be used to enable an inclusive opportunity for achievement within a diverse cohort of learners. Assessment opportunities will include traditional methods such as essays, reports, examinations and presentations.

The programme will also provide an opportunity for non-traditional assessment methods to be used which will encourage wider skills (such as the use of technology) acquisition in the learning environment. Such innovative methods of assessment will include for example the development of websites and eBooks to present assessment evidence.

Practical tasks will be assessed with a range of methods including reflective self-assessment reports, witness statements and formal observations. Assessments are designed to enable learners to demonstrate practical competencies and have these formally recognised and acknowledged.

Work placements will be assessed through the use of a Critical Analysis of Placement document which will include a log of hours, workplace journal and mentor feedback.

Traditional learning is also supported through structured online learning tasks which are aimed to encourage independent learning and are designed to support the learning of topics which are integral to specific modules.

For each module there will be an opportunity for learners to present and receive feedback for improvements on assessment evidence within formative submissions. The position of formative submission dates will enable learners an opportunity to improve their overall evidence within a sufficient timeframe to enable a summative submission date to be met.


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 D328
Institution code G80
Campus name Nuns Corner Campus
Campus code -

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

The Institute recognises a wide range of entry qualifications as being equivalent to A’ level standard; if students hold a qualification not listed above please contact the Institute's admissions team on +44 (0) 1472 311222 ext 434. International students must evidence they possess a satisfactory command of English language in terms of reading, writing, listening and are expected to have achieved Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR), as defined by UK Visas and Immigration.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points

Standard offer

Applicants will need 48 UCAS Tariff points including:

o Minimum GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent in English

o 1 A level (or equivalent) in a science related subject or a pass achieved in a level 3 extended / national diploma or a pass in an Access to Higher Education Diploma

Non-standard offer

In line with the widening participation brief and lifelong learning strategy, the Institute will also encourage applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications. All such non-traditional applicants will be interviewed, set an appropriate piece of work (entry assignment) and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience. The entry assignment, a 750 word essay, will be completed, with an allocated time of three hours, on interview attendance and will be relevant to the subject and industry of Animal Management.

Accreditation of prior learning

Applicants may be admitted with credit for prior certificated learning (APcL) or work/life experience or other uncertificated learning (APeL) - refer to the Higher Education Quality Handbook.

Students who have successfully completed another relevant programme of study at least at the equivalent level may be eligible to apply for APcL. Claim forms must be supported by the official transcript or certificate of the awarding body of the original qualification and any guidance explaining the allocation of credit and grading scheme used to enable module comparison.

Students may also be eligible to apply for life or work experience or other uncertificated learning in which the acquisition of skills or knowledge at the equivalent level to the higher education programme has been gained. These APeL claim forms must be supported by a portfolio containing previously assessed evidence which can be mapped to the learning outcomes encompassed within this Foundation Degree in Animal Management and include supporting letters or statements from third parties (i.e. employers) to validate any claims made within the portfolio by the applicant. Further, a letter or statement of support from the programme leader identifying any interviews or discussions that have taken place with particular attention being paid to ensure that should the accreditation be granted, the applicant or enrolled student would be able to cope with the demands of the programme.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,500 Year 1
EU £8,500 Year 1
England £8,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,500 Year 1
Scotland £8,500 Year 1
Wales £8,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Accommodation costs are £85-105 per week.

Provider information

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University Centre Grimsby
Nuns Corner
Grimsby
DN34 5BQ


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0800 315 002