Animal Management City & Guilds (NPTC) Extended Diploma Level 3
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How is the course studied at this venue? - You will need to attend lessons for the Extended Diploma in Animal Management on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at our Rosewarne campus. You are also expected to attend one day per week of work experience on a Thursday or Friday at an animal-based placement of your choice and there is a further opportunity to build up the required 300 hours of work experience during the summer months between the first and second year of study.
Additional Information - You are required to buy protective clothing at a cost of £65 for the basic kit (this is ordered through the College at a discount rate).
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How is the course studied at this venue? - You will need to attend College every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the first year of the course and then every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the second year. Classes run from 9.00am until 4.30pm each day.
Additional Information - You will be required to pay £65 towards the cost of protective clothing and materials. You may also wish to join visits offered throughout the course. A two day visit to Crufts will cost approximately £100 (including travel, hotel accommodation and entry tickets).
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone with sound academic ability who wishes to study a vocational qualification, which is mostly theory-based with some practical input. The course allows you to gain a supervisory level qualification which will enhance your employability in the animal industry.
You must have 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above in English, Science and Maths, a good attendance record at school and demonstrate a sound commitment to working with animals. You may also be required to provide a reference from your school tutor or from your work place. You may also progress onto this course with a Level 2 Diploma in Animal Management (at Merit and Distinction level). For students aged 19+, your prior experience with animals and academic qualifications will be taken into consideration at interview.
What will I be doing on the course?
Attendance is three days per week over two years, during which time you will cover the following subject areas: animal health; accommodation; feeding; animal handling and safe working; anatomy and physiology; animal biology; research investigation project and work experience.
There are also some optional units which may include: animal behaviour and communication; welfare and breed development; business management; exotic pet health and husbandry; wildlife management and rehabilitation; animal training; nutrition and zoological animal health and husbandry.
Practical lessons are delivered at our Animal Units on each site, with time being spent at Paradise Park for avian and zoo studies for students studying at our Rosewarne campus. You will be assessed via an ongoing series of written assignments and practical assessments and you will be required to undergo a period of at least 300 hours of work experience, either as day release or in blocks.
This qualification is the equivalent of three A-levels and provides a sound entry route to Higher Education.
What can I do after the course?
This qualification is the equivalent of three A-levels and provides a sound entry route to Higher Education. You may wish to study at Foundation Degree or Degree level and there are a variety of these Higher Education courses available for progression at Cornwall College Newquay, at the University of Plymouth and elsewhere at Universities out of the county. Alternatively you may progress into employment within the animal industry with the skills and knowledge to develop working at a supervisory level.
You will be required to find a suitable animal-based work placement which you can attend on a regular basis to complete the 300 hours of work experience necessary to undertake this course. You will also need to purchase protective clothing, ordered through the College at a discounted rate. There are regular trips and visits to animal-based organisations and the approximate cost of a two day visit away is £100.
If you are over 19 year old you will need to pay tuition fees, although there are concessions if this is your first full level 3 qualification, or if you are claiming means-tested benefits. Please contact our Admissions Office for full details.
* If you are aged 16 -19 courses are usually FREE, however, there are some exceptions e.g. Professional Accredited Courses, Microsoft Academy and some short courses. If you are over 19 you will be expected to pay a course fee, however, you may be eligible for FREE tuition if you are in receipt of certain benefits or it is the first qualification you are undertaking. If you would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, in relation to your own personal circumstances, please call Customer Enquiries on 0845 22 32 567.