FdSc Animal Husbandry and Welfare
Approved by: Plymouth University
UCAS code: D301
Institution Code: C78
|FdSc Animal Husbandry and Welfare||Cornwall College Newquay (map)||16||16-09-2013||60wks||£6000.00*|
|FdSc Animal Husbandry and Welfare (Part Time)||Cornwall College Newquay (map)||8||16-09-2013||120wks||PLEASE CALL*|
Who is this course for?
- Individuals interested in working with animals, for example in a zoo, on a farm, in a laboratory or with companion animals.
- Applicants wishing to increase their knowledge in areas such as animal nutrition, health, welfare and biology.
- Those interested in improving their practical skills and experience with a range of animals.
120 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 80 points must be at A2-level, preferably in a science subject) or relevant level 3 qualification i.e. BTEC National Diploma/BTEC Extended Diploma ? PPP Grades required, specific unit grades may be required. Access to HE Diplomas ? 45 credits at level 3. Plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English language, mathematics and a science: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.
Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.
Previous learning and experience may be credited. If in doubt, call 0845 22 32 567 or email email@example.com
What will I be doing on the course?
You will complete 100 hours of work experience during the two year course. You might choose to undertake a placement with a local organisation such as Newquay Zoo, Screech Owl Sanctuary, local farms or veterinary surgeries; or you might arrange a placement abroad. Previous students have completed placements with lions in Africa, elephants in Sri Lanka and dogs and cats in Thailand. This opportunity allows you to develop practical skills in your specific area of interest and apply your theoretical knowledge gained through your studies. It also enables you to make professional links for your future career.
Teaching of the course involves lectures, workshops, practical activities, visits and input from guest speakers working in the field. The course includes a range of assessment methods such as reports, exams and presentations.
The programme can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.
What can I do after the course?
Following successful completion of the foundation degree (FdSc) you might choose to complete a one year top-up course in order to achieve a full honours degree BSc (hons). Please contact us for further details on current progression opportunities. Alternatively you might choose to go straight into employment. Former graduates have gone on to work in bird parks, the pet store industry, zoos, wildlife trusts, teaching in further education and the police force as dog handlers.
Our Careers Service is available to give information, advice and guidance on all aspects of education, training and career progression. Tel: 01209 616270 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (9am- 4pm) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This course is awarded by Plymouth University.
Cornwall College Newquay is situated directly next to Newquay Zoo. Our partnership with Newquay Zoo, and Blue Reef Aquarium, provides students with free access to their facilities which are used for teaching and independent study. Additional facilities are also accessed via Duchy College Animal Unit at Rosewarne, Westcountry Trout Farm and local farms and veterinary surgeries.
Students also benefit from our on-site facilities including:
- modern buildings set in a grassed campus, managed to allow our native wildlife to flourish,
- a well-stocked learning centre where books, computers and DVDs are available,
- extensive individual learner support from teaching staff and dedicated learning support staff.
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*KIS uses information from courses with more than 23 students. Our average class size can be below this so the information for some courses may not truly reflect the quality of our courses and our learners’ experience.
* All fees shown on this website are accurate to the best of our knowledge, however, we reserve the right to amend the fees without prior notice. Fees may be subject to additional charges for registration, books or examinations. Loans, Grants and Bursaries are available for some University Level courses. Find out more here or speak with one of our advisors in Customer Enquiries - 0845 22 32 567. If you are an International student, please contact our International office to discuss fees and application procedure - 0044 (0)1726 226435