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FdSc Animal Husbandry & Welfare

Level 5 • Full-time • Animal management & Veterinary Nursing department


Fancy a career working with animals in a zoo or welfare centre? If you would like to learn about domestic, exotic or companion animals, their husbandry, biology or behaviour, this programme is perfect for you. The programme offers specialised modules to develop skills in animal care and animal health, as well as enhancing knowledge of fundamental animal biology, ranging from how animal cells function to animal nutrition. The College has strong links with the animal industry in Cornwall, giving you the chance to gain real work experience and further insight into the sector. Trips to animal collections, farms, animal care facilities such as rehabilitation and rescue centres and other institutions, will help you to develop skills in animal care and animal health and welfare assessment, as well as giving you an insight into various animal industries. In addition, guest speakers will give some of the lectures and workshops allowing you to gain knowledge and understanding from experts working or researching in the field. The majority of our students successfully progress on to a final year and obtain a full BSc Honours degree, or gain employment directly related to their work experience placement. You will be required to complete around 100 hours or three weeks of professional experience during the programme. This is invaluable for gaining contacts and showing future employers you have practical work experience as well as academic knowledge. This course is also available with Science Gateway, perfect for you if you would like to study any of the science-based Foundation Degrees (FdSc) we offer, but don’t have the right qualifications or grades to do so.

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Animal Management Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Animal management & Veterinary Nursing department


Our Level 3 Animal Management Diploma at Bicton College offers you the choice of university study or employment on successful completion of your course. There are one and two year options available with this pathway and we will work with you to decide which is best for you. This is a 2 year course but you will need to pass the first year in order to progress onto the second. Caring for animals can be an extremely fulfilling and rewarding career. From working in kennels and catteries to pet shops, rescue centres or sanctuaries, there is a wide range of careers available on successful completion of your course. With access to an array of animal collections on campus you will gain the practical training you need to pursue a career in this exciting industry. Our Newquay campus has classrooms at Newquay Zoo and Blue Reef Aquarium, designed to immerse you in the animal world and ensure you learn all you can from the expert members of staff who work there. Newquay students will have access to the animal centres at Duchy College. We offer three options for you to start your studies in the animal management industry depending on your GCSE results, our Level 2 and Level 1 courses are ideal should your GCSEs not be what you expected, with the option to progress to Level 2 or Level 3.

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FdSc Animal Behaviour and Psychology

Level 5 • Full-time • Animal management & Veterinary Nursing department


This programme introduces you to the different ways in which zoologists and psychologists research and interpret animal behaviour. Through study of the underpinning science you will learn about techniques used in the management of animal behaviour in a range of contexts and species, e.g. companion animals, working dogs, enrichment for captive zoo animals. You will focus on behaviour in the main vertebrate groups. There will be a particular emphasis on consideration of the welfare of animals and the promotion of humane treatment of animals. As an FdSc Animal Behaviour & Psychology graduate you will have developed skills which prepare you for employment in animal training, welfare assessment, animal husbandry and other related fields of work. Work-related learning is embedded within the Personal & Employability Skills Development and Animal Behaviour in Practice modules. You will have the opportunity to experience the world of work, even if you are studying full-time.

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FdSc Animal Behaviour and Psychology

Level 5 • Part-time • Animal management & Veterinary Nursing department


This programme introduces you to the different ways in which zoologists and psychologists research and interpret animal behaviour. Through study of the underpinning science you will learn about techniques used in the management of animal behaviour in a range of contexts and species, e.g. companion animals, working dogs, enrichment for captive zoo animals. You will focus on behaviour in the main vertebrate groups. There will be a particular emphasis on consideration of the welfare of animals and the promotion of humane treatment of animals. As an FdSc Animal Behaviour & Psychology graduate you will have developed skills which prepare you for employment in animal training, welfare assessment, animal husbandry and other related fields of work. Work-related learning is embedded within the Personal & Employability Skills Development and Animal Behaviour in Practice modules. You will have the opportunity to experience the world of work, even if you are studying full-time.

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Wildlife Conservation Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Wildlife Conservation & Zoology department


Our Level 3 diplomas in wildlife conservation and animal science are equivalent to A-levels and are designed for you to go straight on to university study. Cornwall College Newquay is proud of its university provision, in partnership with Plymouth University, offering degrees in a number of specialist animal and conservation subjects. Do you enjoy being outdoors, at the beach, around the Cornish coast and countryside? Do you also have a passion for wildlife and conservation? If so our wildlife conservation diploma is designed with you in mind. Our Newquay campus is dedicated to teaching others about animals and conservation and makes full use of its partnership with Newquay Zoo and Blue Reef Aquarium. During your studies we will give you all the expert knowledge and skills you need to start your career in either animal science or wildlife conservation.

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BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology (Top up)

Level 6 • Full-time • Wildlife Conservation & Zoology department


This 1 year top up programme is designed for foundation degree graduates wishing to progress to an honours degree. The programme will further develop skills of scientific analysis, communication and evaluation. You will gain an understanding of applied zoology which will enhance your opportunities for employment or postgraduate study. Optional modules focus on a number of topics including: the conservation and monitoring of wild terrestrial and aquatic animals; mapping techniques using geographic information systems (GIS); developing ways in which to communicate ideas and messages about conservation issues to wider society; and evaluating the impacts of animal disease. You will be given training to help develop your analytical and research skills in preparation for the Honours Project, where you explore an area of interest in greater depth. Through our close connection to a number of conservation and animal welfare organisations, this programme will extend your knowledge of animal biology beyond foundation degree level, with the emphasis of your studies chosen by you. The programme will apply knowledge in these fields, particularly in South West England, but also internationally. There will also be some formative assessment by mini in-class tests, presentations and group work. Opportunities also exist to enhance your skills and experience via attending one of the optional residential international field trips to Borneo, South Africa or Honduras (subject to additional fee and availability)

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BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology (Top up)

Level 6 • Part-time • Wildlife Conservation & Zoology department


This top up programme is designed for foundation degree graduates wishing to progress to an honours degree. The programme will further develop skills of scientific analysis, communication and evaluation. You will gain an understanding of applied zoology which will enhance your opportunities for employment or postgraduate study. Optional modules focus on a number of topics including: the conservation and monitoring of wild terrestrial and aquatic animals; mapping techniques using geographic information systems (GIS); developing ways in which to communicate ideas and messages about conservation issues to wider society; and evaluating the impacts of animal disease. You will be given training to help develop your analytical and research skills in preparation for the Honours Project, where you explore an area of interest in greater depth. Through our close connection to a number of conservation and animal welfare organisations, this programme will extend your knowledge of animal biology beyond foundation degree level, with the emphasis of your studies chosen by you. The programme will apply knowledge in these fields, particularly in South West England, but also internationally. There will also be some formative assessment by mini in-class tests, presentations and group work. Opportunities also exist to enhance your skills and experience via attending one of the optional residential international field trips to Borneo, South Africa or Honduras (subject to additional fee and availability)

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FdSc Zoological Conservation*

Level 5 • Full-time • Wildlife Conservation & Zoology department


Zoological conservation is concerned with maintaining the wonderful diversity of animal life (including invertebrates) that exists on our planet. Involving the protection and management of animal populations and their habitats in order to minimise the harmful effects human activities may have on them. The programme gives you the skills required to help conserve wild animals by developing your knowledge in topics such as ecology, biodiversity, animal nutrition, captive breeding and reintroduction, conservation of aquatic organisms, and primate behaviour and learning. You will also gain first-hand experience in observing, surveying and the occasional handling of animals. As well as traditional lectures, fieldwork and laboratory work, you will take part in workshops delivered by animal and wildlife experts from organisations such as the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, the National Trust and RSPCA. Guest speakers play an important role in your learning and they are used regularly to provide more expert knowledge in some of the specialised modules. Working in industry is the very essence of a foundation degree and as such you will also undertake work experience locally or overseas. This opportunity helps you to develop graduatelevel skills that will help you in any job. Work placements and the contacts you make may well be your link to employment on completing the programme. This course is also available with Science Gateway, perfect for you if you would like to study any of the science-based Foundation Degrees (FdSc) we offer, but don’t have the right qualifications or grades to do so. *subject to approval by the University of Plymouth

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Pathfinder

Entry Level • Full-time • Foundation Learning department


This department focuses on building your confidence in learning, employability and independent living with all programmes tailored to each individual learner, with effective teaching that involves providing each student with different avenues to learning, often in the same classroom. We have dedicated foundation learning areas and experienced tutors who will help you reach your full potential. This course is ideal if you enjoy practical work and would like to experience a range of vocational options while being supported with your learning. In order to make the most of the course you must be keen to try a variety of vocational options, including animal care, horticulture, art, catering, sport, childcare and ICT, all designed to help you decide what you might like to do as a job. You may study on this course for 1-4 years depending on your level of entry. These courses are ideal if you enjoy practical work and would like to experience a range of vocational options while being supported with your learning. In order to make the most of the course you must be keen to try a variety of vocational options, including animal care, horticulture, art, catering, sport, childcare and ICT, all designed to help you decide what you might like to do as a job. You will learn new skills, build your teamwork skills, your independence and your confidence, as well as improve your English and maths. These courses run for 3-4 days per week depending on the level of study and are aimed towards 16-24 year olds with additional needs.

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BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology and Conservation

Level 6 • Full-time • Wildlife Conservation & Zoology department


This degree equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge to work within the field of conservation. There is an emphasis on practical application using both national and international examples, and utilising field specialists within the institute and externally as guest speakers to discuss current issues and research in conservation. Modules cover a range of subjects from anatomy and physiology to specific animal behaviour and population management. A range of optional modules in the second and third years allows you to personalise your degree programme. The programme is delivered at Cornwall College Newquay with a range of lectures, workshops, seminars, laboratory and field-based practical sessions. There will be some modules taught in situ utilising the surrounding environment, for example habitat and wildlife surveys within the first year Fieldwork module. These will involve a mix of day or residential field trips to develop and apply survey techniques in the field.

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