This course is for anyone with sound academic ability who wishes to study a vocational qualification which is mostly theory-based with some practical input. The course allows you to gain a supervisory level qualification which will enhance your employability in the animal industry, but will also allow progression to university study.
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You have a commitment to working with animals and sound academic ability.
Five GCSEs at grade C or 5, including English, maths and science.
About animal health, feeding, animal handling and safe working, anatomy and physiology, animal biology, complete a research investigation project and work experience. Optional units may include: welfare and breed development, exotic pet health and husbandry, and wildlife management and rehabilitation.
Practical lessons delivered at our animal units and a weekly work experience placement as well as block weeks to gain key employability skills.
The excellent facilities and close links with local zoos and animal attractions.
Employment within the animal industry, or university study such as our FdSc Animal Behaviour & Psychology, FdSc Animal Health & Management, FdSc Veterinary Nursing or FdSc Zoological Conservation.
Jo Challacombe Technician - Animal Management
Jo manages the care of a wide range of animals at Duchy College's Stoke Climsland animal care unit and supports students on further and higher education programmes, to give them the best hands-on learning experience. Jo originally trained in equitation science before broadening her experience into understanding the needs and behaviours of a range of animals from rats and snakes to centipedes and rabbits!
Liz Kelly Animal Management
“All of the tutors are very knowledgeable about the subjects they teach, which makes the lessons enjoyable and interesting”.
*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.