This course is based at Stamford campus, but accredited by University Centre Peterborough.
The Animal Management sector is evolving and expanding constantly and therefore requires an adaptable and knowledgeable workforce to meet these changes. This course will provide you with a solid in-depth introduction to animal welfare and management, to meet employer demands in such a competitive industry.
You will have the opportunity to be involved in trips to zoos, wildlife parks, animal shelters, natural history museums and an opportunity to visit South Africa (subject to additional costs).
Throughout the course you will meet industry specialists including Reptile Specialists, Aviculturists, Zoo Keepers, Boarding Establishment Owners, Ecologists and Vets.
At the Stamford campus, you will have access to a range of species housed in the on-site Animal Studies Unit and develop necessary skills in animal management and husbandry. The Animal Studies Unit includes a range of small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates, as well as a bespoke nocturnal room and a large outside area housing rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, birds, marmosets and meerkats.
The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.
To find out more, or apply visit https://www.ucp.ac.uk/a‑z-courses/science-and-technology/hnc/hnd-animal-management-animal-behaviour-and-welfare/
The real hands-on experiences I have gained working with a range of species at College has allowed me to continue my studies and become a Veterinary Nurse.