Animal ManagementVocational • Level 3
About the course
Many local projects and businesses have adopted sustainable and environmentally friendly practices in the face of a changing and ever challenging future. As such, we are working in partnership with local and regional organisations to deliver an exciting multi-disciplinary course in the field of Animal Management and Care. You will develop knowledge, understanding and the technical skill set required to work within the sector, and you will gain extensive experience through working with different types of animals, from small to large, domesticated and exotic animals, in order to prepare for working in the sector specialist areas. Part of your study programme will be working within the Burnley College grounds, in Doggy Day Care, the Bee Friendly area, as well as maintaining the Worm Farm and Aquaponics zone. You will study diverse units and content, which will include: Animal breeding, Animal Biology, Animal Welfare and Ethics to the study of Animal Behaviour and Animal Health and Diseases.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
Five GCSEs at grade 5 or above in a good range of subjects preferably with Science, although must include English Language or Mathematics. Alternatively, a relevant Science based Level 2 Diploma, with a Merit grade or above and a GCSE at grade 4 in English Language or Mathematics.
Animal Biology - External assessment, Animal Welfare and ethics - External assessment, Practical animal husbandry, Animal behaviour, Animal health and diseases, Work experience in the animal sector, Farm livestock husbandry.
Assessment is via tasks and examinations set by the exam board, coursework and practical work experience in professional and diverse settings.
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of this course and significant time spent in work placement, you may progress to an apprenticeship or a range of degree courses. Careers that this course may lead to include Animal Nutritionist, Nature Conservation Officer, Animal Technician, Charity Officer, Agriculture and Zookeeper.
Extra curricular activities
Extra-curricular will provide opportunity to strengthen your CV and future applications to university and to employers. Activities and experiences may include, working with Local and Regional Farmers, trips and visits including Cumbria Wildlife Park, meeting the professionals and employees, such as veterinary surgeons and marine biologists, to working for Burnley Community Farm or with our very own Doggy Day Care at Burnley College.