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Animal Management

Extended Diploma Level 3

Study mode Full time
Location Moulton
Level Level 3
Start date Sep 2023
Duration 2 years

This advanced study programme is designed to provide an in-depth level of understanding in animal welfare, science and management and aims to support those who want to progress into the animal industry or continue onto higher education to study at degree level.

The course aims to develop confidence, knowledge and skills in an extremely diverse range of animal and science based topics over a two year learning journey which will ensure progression and success in the animal industry.

Animal Care students have access to an exciting range of specialist resources at the College, including our amazing Animal Welfare Centre which houses over 130 different domestic and exotic species, including mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, amphibians and invertebrates, with our monkeys and wallabies being amongst the favourites.

Students also have access to our state of the art Animal Therapy Centre, to include canine hydrotherapy and professional dog grooming parlour. If you want to be part of the next generation of Animal Welfare specialists, this is the course for you!

Guided by our expert lecturers you will develop your mindset and career aspirations for working in the animal care industry. You will broaden your knowledge and practical skills in safe working and animal husbandry and attend a wide range of specialist lessons to include in Animal Health, Biology, Behaviour & Communication, Nutrition, Animal Nursing, Animal Training, Welfare & Ethics, Breeding & Genetics and have the opportunity to tailor your interestes further by pursuing a stream option in year two in Companion, Science or Wildlife. You will complete work experience internally on our working Animal Welfare Centre and complete external work experience in the animal care industry as part of your qualification.

Veterinary Tunic, Over Trousers and Work Safety Boots are required to undertake this course. All of our equipment is supplied by Baca.

This is a full time study programme, including three days of college attendance, one work experience day (in an external animal related establishment) and one study day. The average college day runs from 9am - 4:30pm where there will be a mixture of practical and theory animal care and science lessons, in addition to personal development lessons.

This vocational qualification is taught through a mixture of college based practical and theory lessons, with further learning and understanding developed via directed self-study. Assessment consists of internally set coursework and assignments, in addition to externally set exams.

On successful completion of this course, students can move into employment as a Senior Animal Technician, Lab Technician, Zoo Keeper or Wildlife Conservationist, Animal Behaviourist, Animal Training Specialist, Pet Shop Supervisor/Manager or Trainee Veterinary Nurse. Students also go on to study at university level. Some of our popular degree destinations are Animal Behaviour, Zoology, Ecology, Veterinary Nursing, Bioveterinary Science, Veterinary Medicine

Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C) including science, English and maths, or a Level 2 Diploma with a Merit grade in a Biology or science-related subject and GCSEs at grade 4/C or above in English and maths

This is my classroom

Hear from our students about their day to day life at Moulton College

The facilities you'll be using

No other college in the UK can rival the world class facilities we have at Moulton College.

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Amphibian, Crustacean and Invertebrate Centre

Animal Welfare Centre
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Aquatics Centre

Animal Welfare Centre
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Rodent Centre

Animal Welfare Centre
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Outdoor Unit

Animal Welfare Centre
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Reptile Centre

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Exotic Species Centre

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Africa Section

Animal Welfare Centre
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Twilight Centre

Animal Welfare Centre

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