About the course
The course is a City and Guilds programme run over two years, of which three - four days of each week are spent in college. At the end of year 1 you will achieve the level 3 technical diploma in Animal Management and subject to successful completion and achieving a Merit Grade or above, you may progress to the Extended Diploma in Animal Management .Guided learning hours are spent in classrooms learning the theory of animal management and are interspersed with visits to breed shows, wildlife rehabilitation centres and animal shelters to experience the handling and feeding of farm, wild and exotic animals belonging to local community projects and experienced animal handlers and breeders. You will also need to attend 150 hours of Work Experience throughout each year.
- Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.
- If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement.
- If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees.
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5 GCSEs at grade C / 5 or above, including Maths, English and Science.
or a Level 2 diploma in Animal care where you can demonstrate you have achieved an overall Merit grade or above , a minimum of maths and English at grade D/ 4 and a good record of attendance.
You will be enrolled on the Technical Diploma, which is a one year course. Upon successful completion of year one, you can progress onto the Extended Diploma in year two.