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The 2-year Level 3 course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and skills in animal management during year 1 and then develop those skills in year 2, where you will learn how to apply them into a variety of different specialist contexts. All learners on the course will undertake both practical and classrooms based learning.
Learners will study Animal Biology, Welfare and Ethics, Practical Animal Husbandry, Animal Health, Developing an Enterprise, Work Experience in the Animal Sector and Animal Behaviour.
All learners will build upon the core knowledge and skills developed in Year 1 by learning how to apply those skills into the following units: Investigative Project in the Animal Sector, Breeding and Genetics, Human Animal Interaction, Exotic Animal Husbandry and Zoological Animal Health and Husbandry. Learners are also given the opportunity to specialise in 1 of 3 different pathways – Science, Companion Animal or Practical. Learners will choose a pathway that will best support their intended destination.
Learners will learn and develop upon fundamental animal knowledge and practical animal husbandry throughout the two years, learning both in the classroom and on our Animal Management Unit.
Animal Biology, Welfare and Ethics, and Breeding and Genetics are all externally set exams set by the awarding body. All other units are in-house developed assessments which comprise of practical assessments, logbooks, essays, reports, presentations and discussions/debates.
Students can progress on to an HND or BSc (Hons) at Canterbury College, to university or into employment.
Learners on this programme will be expected to undertake scheduled weekend and holiday duties which will be planned alongside your tutors once you start the course.
All learners are required to undertake 150 hours of work experience in the animal sector each year. Learners are supported through this process by their tutors and the department Industry Liaison Officer. Learners are also given the opportunity to attain a significant majority of these hours through block placements.
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