The Level 3 Animal Science Diploma is for those who have a genuine commitment to work with and study animals. Students get first-hand experience of handling and observing animals in captivity and natural habitats. Our diplomas are designed for you to go straight on to university study. Cornwall College Newquay is proud of its university provision, in partnership with Plymouth University, offering degrees in a number of specialist animal and conservation subjects.
There are one and two year options available with this Level 3 pathway and we will work with you to decide which is best for you.
Our Newquay campus is dedicated to teaching others about animals and conservation and makes full use of its partnership with Newquay Zoo and Blue Reef Aquarium. During your studies we will give you all the expert knowledge and skills you need to start your career in either animal science or wildlife conservation.
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You have a scientific mind and are fascinated by the biology and anatomy of animals.
Five GCSEs at grade 4, including science, English and mathematics.
In-depth studies of animals, due to our partnerships with Newquay Zoo and Blue Reef Aquarium, both of which have dedicated classrooms allowing you access to all the areas the public doesn't get to see and will give you the chance to gain hands-on, practical training. You will share your first year with the Animal Management Diploma and this is the qualification you will receive on completion of your course, you will therefore take the specific animal science route in the second year of your studies.
Your assignments and projects to be assessed throughout the course as
well as externally set exams.
The opportunity to develop research skills in the laboratory and attend classes in Newquay Zoo, Blue Reef Aquarium and at Tolcarne beach. You will also have the chance to take part in a life changing field trip to Africa.
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University study such as our FdSc Animal Behaviour & Psychology, FdSc Animal Husbandry and Welfare, FdSc Wildlife Education & Media, FdSc Zoological Conservation or BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology & Conservation.
Faye Archell Programme Manager - Animal Management
Faye spent some time working as an aquarist at Southend Sea Life Centre after gaining a degree in Wildlife Management before starting teaching in 2002. She has worked with cetaceans and marine turtles at a rehabilitation centre in Florida and Rhesus and Bonnet Macaques rescued from the pet trade in Goa. Faye is also a wildlife officer with the charity ORCA and regularly carries out marine mammal surveys on ferry and cruise line routes.
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.