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National (Extended) Diploma in Animal Management Level 3

Practical Vs Theory

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Course overview

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 Does The Pro­gramme Include

You will learn through a com­bi­na­tion of the­o­ry and prac­ti­cal-based learn­ing includ­ing writ­ten ass­es­ments, group dis­cus­sions, pre­sen­ta­tions and prac­ti­cal handling.

Entry Require­ments

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

Inco­po­rat­ing Eng­lish and maths GCSE resits into your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need.

Wor­ried about your grades?

What­ev­er your results, we want to assure you that exten­u­at­ing cir­cum­stances will be con­sid­ered should you not have the grades indi­cat­ed above. 

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
  • Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too hard
  • Incor­po­rat­ing Eng­lish and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well

Our course enquiries and admis­sions team are avail­able remote­ly through­out this unprece­dent­ed peri­od. They can be con­tact­ed at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any fur­ther questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

You will study 15 units over­all, three of which will be assessed exter­nal­ly through exams. The remain­ing units will be assessed through a vari­ety of meth­ods includ­ing, prac­ti­cal assess­ments, writ­ten assign­ments, pre­sen­ta­tions and port­fo­lios of evi­dence. You will also do 300 hours of work place­ment in year 2.

Addi­tion­al Information

This course allows stu­dents to explore the many dif­fer­ent careers avail­able in the ani­mal care indus­try. You will have access to over 50 dif­fer­ent 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 large out­side area hous­ing rab­bits, guinea pigs, fer­rets, birds, mar­mosets and meerkats. 

Addi­tion­al­ly, the unit also ben­e­fits from a large prac­ti­cal class­room which is used for demon­stra­tions, ani­mal health assess­ments and ani­mal train­ing tuto­ri­als. You will be taught by lec­tur­ers with a range of indus­try expe­ri­ence such as canine nutri­tion, zool­o­gy, vet­eri­nary nurs­ing and behaviour. 

You may have oppor­tu­ni­ties to take part in vis­its to zoos, wildlife cen­tres, farms, ken­nels, and safari parks as well as indus­try events with the chance to speak to pro­fes­sion­als who cur­rent­ly work with­in the sector.

There are hands on prac­ti­cal ele­ments to this course and steel toe capped boots and sen­si­ble cloth­ing is required although tunics will be pro­vid­ed for use whilst work­ing on the Ani­mal Stud­ies Unit. All jew­ellery and pierc­ings must be tak­en off dur­ing prac­ti­cals and long hair tied back.

Poten­tial Future Career

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

  • Zoo Keep­er
  • Ani­mal Behaviourist
  • Ani­mal Wel­fare Inspector
  • Pet Shop Manager

Course Con­tent

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)
  • Work Expe­ri­ence
  • Inves­tiga­tive Project
  • Ani­mal Metabolism
  • Advanced Ani­mal Nutrition
  • Prin­ci­ples of Ani­mal Nursing
  • Exot­ic Ani­mal Husbandry
  • Wildlife Ecol­o­gy
  • Con­ser­va­tion Management

 

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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.

Tom Curnow

 

 

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