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Starts:
2018/2019  
Days:
Mon,Thr,Fri 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Animal Care 
UCAS Code:
DN32 
Course Code:
CFHAM1A 
 
Entry Requirements
The course is open to students who have 48 UCAS points from A-Levels or a BTEC National Diploma in either Animal Management/Applied Science with good grades.

Potential students must have GCSE (grade C or above) or equivalent in English, Maths & Science.

Potential students with no recent or relevant qualifications but who have relevant work experience will also be considered. All applications will be considered on an individual basis. 

All applicants who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied the final two years of school in English must have an IELTS score of 5.5 or above, with a minimum score of 5.0 for individual sections.
 
 

Pearson Edxl BTEC L5 HND Diploma Animal Management

This two-year course has been developed to enable the education and training for a range of careers in animal management and allied land-based industries. You will study a variety of topics that will form a strong grounding in the field of animal management, such as animal husbandry, health and welfare/animal nursing and animal behaviour. A HND is typically equivalent to the first two years of a degree programme, meaning students who successfully complete the course may progress to a one year top-up course in order to obtain a full Bachelors degree.


About the Course

This two-year course provides opportunities for full time learners to gain a nationally recognised, vocationally specific Level 5 qualification to enter employment within these industries at supervisory or management level or to progress to higher education vocational qualifications such as a full time degree in animal management or a related subject area. The course is also suitable for people already employed within the animal management sector wishing to develop their skills further.

The course provides opportunities for learners to concentrate on the development of higher-level skills in a land-based context and how their role and that of their business fits within the overall structure of the land-based industries, the national and international economy and the global overview.

This qualification equips individuals with knowledge, understanding and skills for successful employment in the animal management and allied industries. The course enables progression to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualifications in related areas. The course also provides opportunities for specialist study relevant to individual vocations and contexts.


Attendance
Students will spend approximately 15 hours per week (split over three days) in college and are expected to also devote 10-15 hours per week to self-study. In addition students will spend a minimum of 450 hours over the two years of the course on work placement. Typical work placements include veterinary surgeries, animal sanctuaries, wildlife parks and farms.


Key Units

Year One

Core Modules
  • Business Environment
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Animal Health & Welfare
Specialist Modules
  • Biological Principles
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Animal Behaviour 
  • Human Animal Interactions
  • Work-Based Experience

Year Two
Core Modules
  • Animal Nutrition
Specialist Modules
  • Research Project 
  • Work-Based Experience 
  • Principles of Ecology 
  • Animal Law & Ethics
  • Management of Animal Collections 
  • Animal Nursing 
  • Animal Adaptation
  • Plan, Monitor and Evaluate the Nutrition of Animals



Entry Requirements

The course is open to students who have 48 UCAS points from A-Levels or a BTEC National Diploma in either Animal Management/Applied Science with good grades.


Potential students must have GCSE (grade C or above) or equivalent in English, Maths & Science.

Potential students with no recent or relevant qualifications but who have relevant work experience will also be considered. All applications will be considered on an individual basis. 

All applicants who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied the final two years of school in English must have an IELTS score of 5.5 or above, with a minimum score of 5.0 for individual sections.


Assessment

Assessment is by continuous assessment via practical and written assignments.


Students can expect to receive 1-2 hours worth of feedback per week.


Where does this Lead

Some students may wish to continue their study by progressing onto a degree programme at university. Many universities offer top-up degrees for students who have completed a HND, meaning you can achieve a full Bachelors degree with just one further year of study.


Future Opportunities

The course provides a broad experience for students wishing to find employment within the animal care sector in roles such as:

  • Management of Animal Establishments
  • Animal Training and Behaviour
  • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Environmental Management


Tell Me More

How to Apply
Please not that applications for this course should be made through UCAS.
Course application code: DN32
College institution code: S22

Additional Information
Further information about higher education at The Sheffield College can be found here

If you have any further queries please email the University Centre via heunit@sheffcol.ac.uk, leaving your name, contact details, the title of the course you are interested in and a brief summary of your query.

Alternatively you can call the college on 0114 260 2600. 


Extra Costs

There is a cost of approximately £375 per year for residential trips. The cost can be paid in installments, with the full balance being paid before the actual residential/visit takes place.


Students will also be required to have personal protective equipment (PPE) including overalls, wellingtons or steel toe capped boots.

Those students in financial hardship may be eligible to apply to the Learner Support Fund for assistance with course related expenses. 


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