Animal Management, Level 3

Course code: EFCM125P

Subject area: Animal Care & Management

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 3

Course details

9:00am - 4:30pm

Monday to Friday

9th Sep 2019 - 3rd Jul 2020

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 a major 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.

Students will be studying towards a study programme that will include their main vocational qualification, skills in English and Maths, Tutorials, Enrichment and Work Experience. These are essential skills for employment. Students will usually attend College 4 days a week from 9.30am - 4.30pm.

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 Extended Diploma qualification 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 a FdSc degree in Animal and Welfare and a BSC Top Up in Animal Welfare run in partnership with Oxford Brooke university.
5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths, English and Science.
In addition to the main course fees given below there are additional costs of £75 for protective clothing and trip fees of £85. Students may be eligible for a college bursary to help with these costs (Costs are given for guidance only.)

Trips and visits may be offered as part of your programme of study but these will be optional and fees will be collected throughout the duration of the course. Details of cost will be provided during the enrolment process if not already above.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, 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. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page under the Info Centre link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee

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

Total Cost: £80.00


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £11,356.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £80.00

Total Cost: £11,436.00


19+ Reduced Fee

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

Total Cost: £80.00