This course will give you the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of animal management in different environments and habitats. You will get hands-on experience in our Animal Centre and be taught in the classroom.
Anatomy and physiology, animal biology, practical animal handling, animal health and welfare, animal nursing, management of animal collections, behaviour, nutrition, business management, kennel and cattery management, grooming parlour management, care of exotics, breed development and welfare, wildlife rehabilitation, aquatics, breeding and genetics, and work experience.
A variety of methods including practical assessments, a work experience logbook, investigation reports, short tests and written assignments.
Students can progress on to an HND or BSc (Hons) at Canterbury College, to university or into employment.
You should have at least 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 (including Maths, English and Science) or a Level 2 Diploma (Distinction) or equivalent. Entry onto the course is subject to an interview.
Students have the opportunity to experience both nationally and internationally important animal collections and conservation projects. They may also have the opportunity to undertake an overseas field trip in the second year of study.