This course is ideal if you have a genuine commitment to work with and study animals. You will get first hand experience of handling and observing animals in captivity and natural habitats. You need to be enthusiastic and committed to hard work. This course reflects the balance of skills and knowledge needed to perform well in both scientific and animal management environments. Theory and practice are integrated to ensure that this qualification supports career prospects and educational progression.
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You have a genuine commitment to working with and studying animals and are enthusiastic and committed to hard work.
Five GCSEs at grade C or 5, including English, maths and science.
About the husbandry and welfare of a range of animals including exotics, animal collections, wildlife and domestic species. You will also develop functional skills, such as numeracy and IT.
To study at the equivalent of A-level and gain the balance of skills and knowledge needed to perform well in both scientific and animal management environments.
Gaining first-hand experience of handling and observing animals in captivity and in natural habitats.
Gain employment in an animal related job or progress to further animal qualifications such as a foundation degree, degree or apprenticeship.
Jo Challacombe Technician - Animal Management
Jo manages the care of a wide range of animals at Duchy College's Stoke Climsland animal care unit and supports students on further and higher education programmes, to give them the best hands-on learning experience. Jo originally trained in equitation science before broadening her experience into understanding the needs and behaviours of a range of animals from rats and snakes to centipedes and rabbits!
Liz Kelly Animal Management
“All of the tutors are very knowledgeable about the subjects they teach, which makes the lessons enjoyable and interesting”.
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