Our department offers an introduction to the animal care industry and the types of careers available. The courses we offer will provide you with the knowledge required to work with animals, allow progression and the chance to enhance the skills required for FE, HE and employment. All courses include work related experience to enhance your employability skills; the College also provides a range of animal based facilities that you can access during your course. These include a dedicated mammal workshop, exotic animal workshop/classroom, science laboratory, aquatics facilities and newly developed grooming parlour and outdoor area.
Victoria Bond, Head of Animal Studies
“My experience at College was definitely a positive one and made me realise I made the best decision in coming here! The students are really friendly and I’ve made some great friends. The tutors are super helpful, easy to approach and will support you with any troubles you have. The Hex and College computers are really beneficial to get work done.”
Lauren Spittle, Animal Studies
Students have gone on to Lincoln University, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Cumbria, University of Stirling and Myerscough College. Subjects studied include Animal Conservation Science, Veterinary Science, Veterinary Nursing, Animal Welfare and Behaviour, Zoology, Animal Biology and Equine Science. Students have gone on to work as veterinary nurses, zoologists, wildlife rangers, dog groomers, wildlife biologists, pet shop assistants, stable hands, dog handlers. kennel managers and zookeepers. Employers include Wainwright’s Shelter, Vale of Lune Kennels, Little Beasties Pet Shop and South Lakes Wild Animal Park.
Your future career could be..
|Kennel Worker||£12,000 - £17,000|
|Dog Groomer||£13,000 - £20,000|
|Pet Shop Assistant||£14,500 - £17,500|
|Veterinary Nurse||£18,000 - £35,000|
|RSPCA Inspector||£19,250 - £30,000|
|Animal Biologist||up to £70,000|
Animal Welfare and Behaviour HNC Level 4 (A31519-A1A)
What do I need to join?
You will need:
• GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or above or an equivalent qualification
And one of the following:
• 64 UCAS points(to include one science-based subject)
• BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management (merit, pass, pass)
• Access Diploma
• Other level 3 qualifications (in relevant subject)
You must have enthusiasm for the subject and a commitment to study. You will also need an up to date tetanus vaccination.
This course focuses on educating and training for a range of careers in the animal management and allied land-based industries. The qualification prepares you for employment in the animal management and welfare sector and will allow you to expand your knowledge, understanding and skills and help you develop a range of techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
Who is this course for?
The course is suitable for adults and learners leaving further education who would like a career in the animal management and welfare industry.
Course Information Sheet
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