This two year course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the animal care industry, as well as the high level practical skills required to excel in the sector or progress to university level study.
You will be taught through practical sessions, group and individual work, lectures and research. You will be supported to gain a work experience placement within the Animal Care Industry as an essential part of preparing you for employment. You will study most subjects at college with access to our excellent animal care facilities, your Zoo Animal unit will be taught in our classroom at Paignton Zoo.
After completing this course, you could progress to the FdSc Animal Science degree and the BSc (hons) Applied Animal Science top-up that is offered at University Centre South Devon, apply to other university courses or seek employment working in zoos, wildlife parks, organisations such as the RSPCA, conservation groups, or working in animal behaviour and training.
There is a wide variety of financial support available for adults to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to free or reduced course fees. You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment. To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
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|FC||Courses marked are full cost with no reductions available.|
|T2||Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 2 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.|
|T3||Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 3 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.|
|19+||Courses marked may entitle you to an Advanced Learning Loan to help fund your studies, available for learners aged 19 or over.|
“I really enjoyed my studies on the Level 3 Animal Management course. The tutors were extremely supportive, and there were regular trips and industry speakers. I want to work in veterinary practice, and I’m excited about my future in the industry thanks to the skills I’ve developed.”Suzanne Stewart
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