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FdSc Animal Husbandry & Welfare

Level 5

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Key Info

Learning Area   Animal management & Veterinary Nursing
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   2 Years
Institution Code   C78

Dates & Locations

Location   Cornwall College Newquay
Start Date   14/09/2020
UCAS Code   D301


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.

  What You Will Learn

Indicative Module Year 1:

Diversity, Classification and Evolution
Animal Nutrition
Health and Welfare of Animals
Key Professional Skills
Fundamentals of Animal Behaviour
Fundamentals of Biology

Indicative Module Year 2

Individual Research Project
Animal Breeding and Conservation Genetics
Animal Disease
Zoo Exhibit Management in Practice
Husbandry of Captive Vertebrates
Husbandry and Conservation of Aquatic Organisms

  Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested). Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: 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.

  Assessment

You will be assessed in a variety of ways such as practicals, seminar presentations, exams, in-class tests and problem-based learning exercises.

  Progression

Possible Progression (subject to availability)

- BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology (top-up) at Newquay
- BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation Science final year at University of Plymouth
- BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour & Welfare final two years at University of Plymouth

Possible Careers

- Zookeeper
- Pet Care Industry
- Animal Welfare Officer
- Animal Related Charity or NGOs, e.g. RSPB, RSPCA
- Wildlife Parks
- Wildlife Trusts
- Teaching

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# Animal # Welfare # Degree # Animal Husbandry

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