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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 GCSEs at grades A* - C/9-4 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 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.

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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When does this course run?

  • Starts 04th Sep 2018 - Ends 28th Jun 2019 Ref S179K001

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £6750.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Tuesday 09:00 — 14:00 12 Quays
    Thursday 10:00 — 15:00 12 Quays
    Friday 09:00 — 16:00 12 Quays

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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