Animal courses at Hartpury

Prepare for a fulfilling career working with and caring for animals in a range of roles. Our courses in Animal Care, Science and Management will give you the theoretical and hands-on experience to make a difference to the lives of animals.

Animal Management Level 3* If you want to work with animals and manage every aspect of their care, our Animal Management BTEC diplomas are for you. Our students study a range of modules related to the animal management industry, including Animal Welfare, Animal Behaviour, Breeding, Health, Genetics, Ecology and Conservation, Aquatics, and Human-Animal Interaction. You’ll apply theory through practical sessions in our extensive animal collection. Work experience will help you broaden your experience in a real-life setting. collection, planning and monitoring feed, managing accommodation and maintaining health. Work experience will broaden your skills and experience in a real-life industry situation, whilst modules could include Biology, Behaviour, Handling and Grooming. On successful completion, you could progress onto our Level 3 Animal Management Extended Certificate. *Level 2 and 3 assessment | Depending on the course, you'll have one or two external exams each year, in addition to internal units assessed by assignments, practical assessments and presentations. Animal Care Level 2* Our Level 2 Technical Diploma in Animal Care will give you a good introduction to the animal management industry and prepare you for Level 3 study. You’ll develop the theoretical and practical knowledge to care for a range of animals and get hands-onwith our animal

Animal Science Level 3* If you want to study the biology of animals and progress on to an animal science, bioveterinary science or veterinary medicine (depending on entry requirements) degree, this Animal Science Extended Diploma is for you. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get hands-on with the domestic and exotic species in our animal collection and put your skills into practice. Work experience will allow you to gain extra experience of the animal science industry in a real-life setting. Your modules could include Biology, Breeding, Genetics, Health, Nursing, Advanced Animal Nutrition, Animal Metabolism and Business Management. Your progression opportunities Our students have gone on to complete animal science, human-animal interaction, therapy and bioveterinary degrees at Hartpury University or other institutions. This could lead to a career as a:

• Animal Technician or Nutritionist • Animal Welfare Centre Manager • Kennel and Cattery Manager • Animal Officer or Inspector • Rescue Centre Manager • Assistant Zoo Keeper • Veterinary Nurse • Veterinary Surgeon


of Animal Management students progress on to university, further study or employment

(Hartpury 2022)

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