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Animal Studies

Animal Management (Extended) Diploma Level 3

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

On successful completion of this course you can progress on the HND in Animal Management at University Centre Peterborough, other degrees at University, or careers such as:

  • Zoo work
  • Animal Behaviourist
  • Animal Welfare Inspector
  • Pet Shop Manager
  • Animal Charities
  • Veterinary occupations

Who is it for?

Expand your knowledge across a range of subject areas in the Animal Care and Management industries including animal health, anatomy and physiology, animal welfare, breed development, animal nutrition, husbandry, ecology and conservation and wildlife populations. Compulsory work placements will support your progressions to university or into industry with invaluable practical experience.

What is covered?

You will study 7 units in your first academic year including:

  • Animal Biology (Exam Based)
  • Animal Welfare and Ethics (Exam Based)
  • Practical Animal Husbandry
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Animal Health and Disease
  • Human Animal Interaction
  • Zoological Animal Health and Husbandry

In the second year, units studied will be:

  • Animal Breeding and Genetics (Exam Based)
  • Boarding Establishments
  • Work Experience
  • Investigative Project
  • Advanced Animal Nutrition
  • Principles of Animal Nursing
  • Exotic Animal Husbandry
  • Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Management

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

5 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above including English, maths and science, or for students with a Level 2 Animal Care Diploma a Merit pass plus GCSE English and maths at grade 4/C or above and a Distinction in Biology .

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effective ‘6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks – subject to course availability
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy / too hard – subject to course availability
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well
Our course enquiries and admis­sions team can be con­tact­ed at should you have any fur­ther questions.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
1 - 2 Years

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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College helped me get the grades I achieved by supporting me and pushing me to do my best. I am now progressing onto University Centre Peterborough’s Animal Management HND.

Natasha Moroz

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