BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
This two-year programme is aimed at those who wish to work with animals in a managerial or supervisory capacity, or who wish to progress onto higher education.
Entrants will normally have some experience of working with companion animals. The programme develops both technical knowledge and practical skills through lectures, practicals, demonstrations, visits and one day per week at work placement. Students will be assessed through coursework, exams and practical assessments.
The BTEC Extended Diploma in Animal Management with science is an excellent preparation for higher education or employment in animal collections, pet shops, rescue centres, animal charities and welfare organisations.
One day per week for the duration of the programme.
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management with science
- Plumpton Certificate
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Students will normally be at least 16 years old on entry and have:
Mature applicants who do not possess any of the above qualifications will be considered individually.
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My course content was really varied, from husbandry and welfare to exotics and behaviour. I'm now much more confident and wiser about every aspect of looking after animals.
You’ve got a fantastic animal management unit to discover here at Plumpton where you’ll be able to experience the latest technology and equipment. Each of the different animals requires a certain level of care so you’ll be able to experience managing different environments.
- All types of animal care management
We cater for an extensive range of animals: from amphibians to birds, fish to livestock, mammals to reptiles.
- Extensive farming facilities for you to discover
You’ll be able to develop invaluable practical handling skills at our Plumpton College farm site which manages a huge range of livestock.
- The perfect learning environment for your studies
We’ve got great facilities for you to work in and develop your practical skills no matter what course you’re studying.
This programme is aimed at those who wish to work with animals in a managerial or supervisory capacity, or who wish to progress onto higher education. Employment may be as a manager or supervisor within a variety of animal collections, an animal technician in a breeding, research or educational organisation, an animal welfare officer/inspector, a pet store manager, or an assistant zoo keeper.
Students achieving a merit or distinction at Extended Diploma may be able to progress to the Foundation Degree in Applied Animal Behaviour and Conservation or our Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing. See College HE prospectus.
- Animal Biology
- Animal Welfare and Ethics
- Practical Animal Husbandry
- Animal Health and Diseases
- Work Experience in the Animal Sector
- Animal Behaviour
- Exotics Animal Husbandry
- Animal Breeding and Genetics
- Investigative Research Project
- Practical Skills in Animal Science
- Animal Management in a Retail Environment
- Zoological Animal Health and Husbandry
- Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Management
- Animal Metabolism
- Advanced Animal Nutrition
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