About the BSc (Hons) Animal Management Top Up programme
The BSc (Hons) in Animal Management Top-Up will develop students’ applied understanding on how animals are presently managed, and will encourage consideration to be placed on how practices may evolve in the future.
The programme is designed to enable students to develop competencies in practices fundamental to maintaining the overall health and wellbeing of animals. Programme and module outcomes will provide an opportunity for students to gain opportunities to develop their employability within the animal management industry through undertaking work-based experience. Students will undertake independent research projects, designed to develop individual competence in following lines of enquiry and interpreting information/data in order to make effective conclusions in line with an original problem or question set.
240 credit Level 5 Qualification in Animal Management or equivalent subject and a minimum of grade ‘C’ or level 4 in both GCSE Maths & English.
Applicants may be admitted with credit for prior certificated learning (APcL) or work/life experience or other uncertificated learning (APeL) (see HE07 Admissions, Admissions Appeals and APL (Student Transfers)).
Students who have successfully completed another relevant programme of study at least at the equivalent level may be eligible to apply for APcL. Claim forms must be supported by the official transcript or certificate of the awarding body of the original qualification, and any guidance explaining the allocation of credit and grading scheme used to enable module comparison.
International students must evidence they possess a satisfactory command of English language in terms of reading, writing, and listening, and are expected to have achieved Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR), as defined by UK Visas and Immigration.
What you will learn
Level 6 (Honours)
- Advances in Animal Management
- Research Project (40 credit module)
- Entrepreneurship and Business Management in the Animal Care Industry
- Professional Workplace Development
Learning & Teaching Methods
This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.
Both theoretical and practical teaching and learning will be further delivered face-to-face and through the use of online learning within virtual learning environments. Curriculum content including lecture content and supportive material in line with assessments will be available to students on the virtual learning environment, Canvas.
A focus on developing networks and collaborating through approaches, which may include video conferencing and guest speaking with international organisations and individuals acclaimed within their field of study.
Work-based placements will be monitored by the Grimsby Institute Higher Education’s Work Placement Team to ensure that all students are safeguarded and effectively complete work placement hours. All students will be required to have evidenced proof of tetanus vaccination, and have a DBS certificate if applicable prior to undertaking work-based experience.
- A core theme of the programme of study is given to considering the needs of animal management industries in the future, and reviewing how technologies and practices are expected to change in line with research and development.
- Opportunities to engage in subject relevant non-mandatory enrichment national, and potential international, visits.
- Opportunities to develop subject relevant research skills linked with key national and international subject-relevant organisations.
- The development of employability skills and careers through strong departmental links with leading subject-relevant national and international organisations.
- Small groups with tuition from industry expert members.
- Excellent practical resources with access to developing practical skills in practical collection areas including BlueCross cattery, kennels and dog grooming, and animal collections.
Graduates from this programme will have the opportunity to progress to employment requiring higher management and analytical skills. Graduates from this programme will also have the opportunity to continue within academia through progression to relevant Master’s programmes, research opportunities or through specialist teaching qualifications such as the Post Graduate Certificate in Education. There will be a potential for students who graduate with a 1st or strong 2:1 with honours to progress to PhD or related research into animal management or science based discipline.