Animal Management (Animal Behaviour and Welfare) HND

Animal Management (Animal Behaviour and Welfare) HND

This course enables you to continue your education through applied learning of a wide range of units in the field of Animal Management. It provides a high quality professional and technical education pathway for those who wish to advance their skills prior to specialist further studies or employment.

You will study a variety of units, covering a wide range of subject areas and animal species, such as health, welfare, husbandry, anatomy, business and nutrition.

Teaching takes place through practical and theoretical classes, lectures, seminars, workshops, data analysis sessions, discussions, tutorials, industry and community visits. Teaching is linked directly with professional practice and research, both of which directly inform and enhance course content and delivery.

You will also take part in trips, for example to Cotswold Wildlife Park, local pet stores and animal businesses. Talks will also be given by industry guest speakers. In addition, you will carry out practical tasks, working with the wide range of animal species (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates) in the purpose built College Animal Centre, alongside the outdoor enclosures, for example carrying out husbandry tasks such as health checking and maintaining accommodation, as well as diet plan design and implementation.

Modules

YEAR 1 Modules include:

  • Health and Welfare

  • Business and the Business Environment

  • Managing a Successful Project

  • Animal Behaviour in Society

  • Animal Husbandry

  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology

  • Animal Nutrition

  • Animal Collection Management

YEAR 2 Modules include:

  • Biological Principles

  • Research Project.

Students will also study 5 modules from the following list:

  • Anthrozoology

  • Evolution and Adaptations

  • Wildlife Conservation

  • Ethics and Consultation

  • Work Experience

  • Behavioural Approaches to Animal Management

  • Humanisation of Companion Animals.

Entry requirements

Typically, applicants must have a minimum of 64 tariff points from +*one*+ of the following;

  • *Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in a related subject

  • Level 3 City & Guilds Technical Advanced Diploma in a related subject

  • 2 A Level’s at grade A to D (one of which should be science related)

Additionally,  GCSE’s at grade 9-4 (A*-C) in English Language and Maths or *IELTS* 5.5 overall (5.5 in Reading and Writing)

Mature applicants without formal qualifications, but with evidence of relevant professional experience, will be considered. You will be required to attend an interview with the Course Leader.

Future career and study opportunities

On completion, you can enter or continue employment, or link with an appropriate professional body e.g. The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC). They can also progress to university e.g. top up to BSc (Hons) in Animal Science, Canine Behaviour Management, Zoo Animal Management and Conservation, or Animal Management with possible specialisms such as Rehabilitation, Welfare or Wildlife Conservation.

Example of employment opportunities include; Animal Keeper, Animal Health Officer, Animal Trainer, Pet Store Manager, Wildlife Technician, Behaviour Consultant and Rescue Centre Manager.

Contact

If you have a question about this or any other University Centre course, email headmissions@newcollege.ac.uk

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