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Students will be working with the college's varied small animal collection. The course balances both practical and theoretical studies. You can also develop skills like:

  • Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Employability skills
  • plus a range of units that include practical and theoretical subjects
Course details

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management is designed to provide a specialist work-related qualification in the animal care/land based sector. It provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment. The qualification also provides career development opportunities for those already in employment, and a pathway to higher education.

Entry guidelines
  • This is a study programme for students that are 16-18 years.
  • Students' will need to have 5 GCSE's at grades A* - C including Science, Maths and English.
  • or BTEC level 2 Diploma at Merit or above, and maths / English at grade A* - C (or Grade 4 and above).
  • and BTEC Animal Management 90 Credit Diploma (specific units may be required)

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

You will be required to wear a student sweatshirt which must be worn for animal handling sessions.

Assessment Method

BTEC students are assessed through assignments and projects. Several of the assignments are based on practical activities.

Additional Information

Are you aged 16-18? Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips
Where can I progress to?

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For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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