Animal Management Level 3

Course code: EFCM103P

Subject area: Animal Care & Management

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 3

Course details

9:30am - 4:30pm

Monday to Friday

5th Sep 2022 - 30th Jun 2023

Common Leys Farm

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01993 208148

This course combines both theory and practical work. The course covers the scientific aspects of animal care as well as the advanced aspects designed to give you a broad spectrum of knowledge and the opportunity for progression into higher education. It also incorporates the management of small animal establishments, including supervision. A period of industrial placement is an integral part of the course allowing you to work in a variety of animal management placements including zoos, pet shops, kennels or animal welfare organisations. You will also carry out duties on the college’s animal care unit. Methods of study will include demonstrations, lectures, tutorials, practical tasks and assignment work.

Assessment is by internally assessed coursework - written, practical and oral – plus an externally set and marked examination.

The course modules will include such topics as; animal health, biology, anatomy and physiology. animal nutrition, feeding, handling and safe working, exotic animal health and husbandry, work-related experience, retail merchandising, pet store design and animal management, investigative project, animal welfare and breed development, behaviour and communication, dog grooming, animal collection management, wildlife population ecology, conservation, wildlife management and rehabilitation, the principles of animal breeding and genetics and business management.
The Advanced Technical Certificate is equivalent to three A Levels and will equip students for Higher Education at college or at university on animal-related degree courses. Application through UCAS will be necessary. The College runs two FdSc degrees, one in Animal and Welfare and another in Animal Therapy and Rehabilitation and a BSC Top Up in Animal Welfare and Animal Therapy and Rehabilitation run in partnership with Oxford Brooke university.
5 GCSEs at 4 and above including Maths and English and at least one science subject preferably Biology plus a successful interview and assessment day at Common leys Farm where you can demonstrate your suitability for the programme Or a merit grade in a vocational level 2 qualification, supported by either GCSE English or Maths at grade 4 plus a successful interview and assessment day where you can demonstrate your suitability for the programme.
In addition to the main course fees given below there is an additional cost of £140 for kit / clothing. An optional trip is also available costing £85. (Costs are given for guidance only.)

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £80.00

Total Cost: £80.00


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £7,172.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £80.00

Total Cost: £7,252.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £80.00

Total Cost: £80.00

Level 3 City and Guilds Advanced Technical Certificate in Animal Management.
Assessment is by internally assessed coursework, plus an externally set and marked examination.
Excellent English and Maths skills are essential for your success on your chosen course, for your progression onto further courses and into employment. From September 2014, whether you stay at school or go to college, you must continue developing your English and Maths skills. Abingdon and Witney College will offer you an exciting and relevant range of courses at all levels.

Students will develop knowledge and practical skills of Animal Management principles and practices.

Students will have the opportunity to work in a commercial setting on the farm, within the dog Grooming Parlour and in the Canine Hydrotherapy Centre.