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HND Animal Management
Qualification:
 
Starts:
12/09/2016 
Ends:
03/07/2017 
Weeks:
35 
Days:
Mon,Tue,Wed,Fri 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Animal Care 
UCAS Code:
003D 
Course Code:
CFHAM1A 
 
Entry Requirements
The course is open to students who have 120 UCAS points y (for 2017/18 entry: 48 UCAS points), OR a BTEC national diploma in either animal management OR applied science with good grades. Potential students must have GCSE passes OR equivalent at grade C or above in science, mathematics and English. 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 level 5.5 or above with a minimum of 5.0 for individual sections.
 
 

Animal Management HND

This course has been developed to enable the education and training for a range of careers in animal management and allied land-based industries.


About the Course

It 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 in 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.

The course provides a broad experience for students wishing to find employment within the animal care sector, such as management of animal establishments, animal training and behaviour, animal health and welfare and environmental management. Some students may wish to continue to study by progressing onto a degree programme at university.


Key Units

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.

Year One:

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

Year Two
  • Animal Nutrition (Core)
  • The following are all 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 120 UCAS points y (for 2017/18 entry: 48 UCAS points), OR a BTEC national diploma in either animal management OR applied science with good grades. Potential students must have GCSE passes OR equivalent at grade C or above in science, mathematics and English. 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 level 5.5 or above with a minimum 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 per week receiving feedback.


Where does this Lead

The course provides a broad experience for students wishing to find employment within the animal care sector, such as management of animal establishments, animal training and behaviour, animal health and welfare and environmental management. Some students may wish to continue to study by progressing onto a degree programme at university.


Tell Me More

Please click the following link for information regarding fees: http://www.sheffcol.ac.uk/courses/uni-level-fees

 
If you have any further queries please email the Higher Education Unit via heunit@sheffcol.ac.uk leaving your name, contact details and the title of the course you are interested in together with a brief summary of your query or alternatively call the College on 0114 260 2600.

Attendance:
Students will spend approximately 15 hours per week, 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.


Extra Costs

In addition there is a cost of approximately £375 per year for residential trips. The cost can be paid in instalments, with the balance being paid before the actual residential/visit takes place. Students will also be required to have personal protective equipment including overalls, wellingtons or steel toe capped boots.