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Prospectus 2017

HNC Animal Management

This course is designed to equip individuals with a passion for zoology with the skills and knowledge required to pursue a successful career in animal management.

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About the HNC Animal Management programme

This course has been designed for anyone interested in pursuing a career working with animals. This may be to attain the qualification for work within the industry at a supervisory or management level or to enable access to further study. The course will provide practical skills required in the sector using specialist resources within the Institute's Animal House and Kennels. Methods of learning and teaching are designed to support students in becoming active members of a learning community. Students will be expected to work together in an informal environment as well as in formal classes where a culture of dignity, courtesy and mutual respect with staff and their peers is essential. A variety of methods will be used such as lectures, seminars and practical sessions.

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Annual Salary
£16000
Entry Salary
£25000
Mid Range Salary
£50,000
High End Salary
Males & Females Employed
78%
22%
26%

Entry requirements

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.

What you will learn

Examples of modules include:
  • Animal nutrition
  • Environmental management
  • Ecology
  • Animal nursing
  • Animal health
  • Exotics and the pet trade
  • Business management
  • Animal husbandry

* Modules may be subject to change

What Next

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:
Laboratory Technician;
Zoo Keeper;
Charitable Organisations;
Veterinary Nursing Assistant;
Conservation.

Programme Benefits

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 with small group sizes.


Learning & Teaching Methods

Methods of learning and teaching are designed to support students in becoming active members of a learning community. Students will be expected to work together in an informal environment as well as in formal classes where a culture of dignity, courtesy and mutual respect with staff and their peers is essential. A variety of methods will be used such as lectures, seminars and practical sessions. Integrating a work-based or placement opportunity, students will be visited in the workplace by a member of Institute staff to ensure a positive partnership between the employer mentor and to monitor that learning in the workplace is effective. Workplace learning is designed to support the development of an employable graduate equipped with the attributes, skills and knowledge to progress within a global market.


More information

UCAS Code:D3T5
Credit Level: 4
Credit value:120
Course start date: September
Course duration: 1 year full time
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