This 2 year 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.
The animal management unit is utilised throughout the course to help develop a wide range of skills. These include practical hands-on skills looking after animals and the wider skills needed in the workplace, such as teamwork and, in the second year, supervising others. These are achieved through practical sessions during the timetable and animal duties. Work experience and duties take place outside normal College hours and will include early morning duties, holidays and weekends throughout the course.
A variety of methods including practical assessments, a work experience logbook, investigation reports, short tests, written assignments, and exams.
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 grades A* - C (9 - 4), which must include GCSEs in English, Maths, and a Science, or a Level 2 Diploma or equivalent.
Students continuing into year two will chose options aligned to their chosen career route, streams available are: estates skills, animal breeding and genetics, investigative research project, advanced animal nutrition, business management, nursing, aquatic animal health and husbandry, zoo animal health, work experience.