Animal Management – Level 3

Level 3 Diploma (90 Credit) or Level 3 Extended Diploma (Top-Up)

1 or 2 Years
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above, including English and Science and/or a relevant level 2 qualification at a merit or above, or equivalent/relevant work experience.

Course Info

Working with animals is becoming an increasingly popular career option. It is a rewarding profession that involves the care, welfare, handling, health, behaviour and accommodation of a variety of animals. Many people begin working with animals from a young age, with an instinctive desire to care for a range of species, not just domestic pets.

Job opportunities include dog handling, wildlife rangers, vets and zoologist with several more career options within the military. Students gain hands on experience within the animal care unit at College and a local animal collection.

This course will give you the opportunity to experience real life situations dealing with the health, handling and behaviour of different animals. These experiences include regular offsite visits to a variety of events across the north of England and in working with our extensive range of animals in-house.

The course includes:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Animal Behaviours
  • Animal Biology
  • Animal Health
  • Accommodation
  • Animal Welfare & Breed Development
  • Feeding
  • Biochemistry & Microbiology
  • Work Experience
  • Exotic Animal Management
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Nursing
  • Animal Breeding & Genetics
  • Investigative Project
  • Animal Training
  • Zoo Animal Management
  • Pet Store Design
  • Wildlife, Ecology and Populations


You will gain knowledge and skills from qualified and experienced members of staff who have first hand experience working within the industry.

This programme includes industrial experience working in an establishment which best suits your interests. There is also an opportunity to gain additional qualifications in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

This is an advanced course suitable for those with at least 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above to include English and Science and/or a relevant Level 2 qualification at a merit or above or equivalent/relevant work experience.

Candidates will also need a satisfactory reference from their school or current tutor. Successful applicants will be asked to complete a research question prior to enrolment.

If your application is successful you will have an interview with a specialist tutor.