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Over half a million new jobs will be required in the animal care sector - would you like to prepare to get one of them? Are you inspired to become the next David Attenborough presenting wildlife documentaries? Perhaps you dream of discovering new species of exotic animal within tropical rainforests? Do you yearn to work in a zoo, to rescue animals in need or perhaps help treat injured animals within a veterinary practice? Whatever your career aspirations, if it involves working with animals, then the HNC in Animal Management will provide the best stepping stone to success. You will benefit from learning within small groups whilst being supported by industry expert tutors throughout.
For 2017 entry onwards: applicants need 60 UCAS points from A Levels, Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management, Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management or Access to Higher Education Certificate. Applicants will also need GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above.
Non academic entry: Applications are welcomed from individuals with extensive experience of working within the animal management sector and can evidence the enthusiasm, commitments and academic ability to complete an entry assignment. Where applicable if the above criteria is not held then we are able to recommend suitable pathways to support future progression on to further study.
All applicants may be requested to attend an interview and complete an entry assignment prior to being offered a place on the programme.
Learners may progress onto other higher education qualifications such as relevant Foundation Degrees or undergraduate bachelor degrees following achievement of their HNC. Learners may also progress into employment within the animal management sector.
Possible career progression may include:
Veterinary Nursing Assistant;
The course is delivered in a well-equipped environment with access to a wide variety of animal species for you to learn about their biology, care and conservation. Ample support and guidance from the tutors, who provide direction to relevant academic journals and literature. Lectures advise and discuss possible advances for future courses and careers. Enjoyable and supportive learning takes place within small group sizes.
Studying on the HNC in animal management you will gain the benefits from a range of key distinctive features which include:• Discreet learning in small group sizes• Close supportive tuition from industry expert members of staff • Outstanding facilities including the Animal Cares animal collection (with a range of exotic and non-exotic species • Develops higher education academic skills and enables progression to level 5 or above in an animal management or related science discipline • Ensures the development and recognition of transferable skills such as task management which are highly valued in academia and the workplace
You will learn through a range of methods including:
- Formal lecturers delivered by subject specialist members of staff
- Participation in group tasks
- Completion of independent research and data analysis
- Engagement in practical assessments where applicable which can offer the opportunity to complete tasks within the departments animal house.
All aspects of teaching and learning are designed to develop and enhance your skills and knowledge of animal management. You will also have the opportunity to evidence and receive recognition of transferable skills which are valued within technical and managerial roles within the workplace. The teaching and learning strategy will both improve your overall employability and equip you with the attributes required for progression to study at level 5 and above.