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Animal Management

Animal Management and Wildlife Ecology - S119

12 Quays Full Time Level 1

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This course is designed to give students the skills and experience of working with small animals with the aim of progressing to higher level qualifications or into work.

Course Details

You will be working with the our collection of small animals which includes lizards, toads, insects, rabbits and hamsters to learn practical handling, grooming, health, small animal care and feeding. Team work, work and life skills will be taught throughout the course to prepare you to take the next move onto another higher level qualification or to enter the work place. You will also have the opportunity to develop skills in horticulture, both in the on-site greenhouses and various off site locations.

Entry Guidelines
  • This is a study programme for students 16- 18 years
  • 3 GCSEs at Grade 2/E or above or a relevant Entry Level qualification
  • At least Entry level 3 in maths and English
  • Satisfactory interview, assessment and school report or reference
  • 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 bring paper, pens, a folder and wear clothing suitable for working with animals (details will be given when you start the course). You will also be required to purchase or borrow a lab coat which must be worn for animal handling sessions.

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 (or Grade 4 or above) in English and maths
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Where can I progress to?

On successfully completing this course you may be able to progress to BTEC Level 2 in Animal Management, other qualifications, an apprenticeship or enter employment.

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Starting 31st August 2020 - Ending - 25th June 2021REF S119M001

If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £795.00

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are aged 19+, unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits or in work earning less than £17,550 annual gross salary (or £9/hour), and you do not have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.

Starting 31st August 2020 - Ending - 25th June 2021REF S119M002

If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £795.00

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are aged 19+, unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits or in work earning less than £17,550 annual gross salary (or £9/hour), and you do not have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.


For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 4pm and Wednesdays 4 to 6.30pm (term time only).

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