Course: BTEC Level 3 in Animal Management with Maths and English

Department: Animal Management

Type: 16+

Duration: Two years

The Course

This course will provide you with a broad range of knowledge and understanding about a wide range of animals, whilst preparing you for progression by supporting your development of employability skills or progression on to your Year 2 programme in Animal Management, depending on your career goals.

You will have the exciting opportunity to work with a range of species in our highly prized and industry relevant animal unit, including; cockroaches and crickets, to meerkats and other exotic species and more. Developing animal handling and husbandry skills and building knowledge about each species you work with in their specialist environments, with a critical look at behaviour, habitat and welfare.

What You Study

Year 1

  • Animal welfare and ethics
  • Practical animal husbandry
  • Animal behaviour
  • Animal health and diseases
  • Work experience (including two-week external placement each academic year).

Year 2

  • Animal biology
  • Farm livestock husbandry
  • Exotic animal husbandry
  • Animal boarding establishments.

How To Apply

Application is via our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

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Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4 or C or equivalent, including Science. A satisfactory academic reference is also needed.

*If you have four GCSEs at grade 4 but not Science you will be offered Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care and will then move to one of our other Level 3 courses following successful completion.

Summer Hurdley

BTEC Level 3 in Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare)

Summer had always wanted to work with animals, but didn’t know in what capacity.

Now, having spent time studying Animal Management at Riseholme College, she is determined to one day run her own zoo to help educate others about exotic wildlife.

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