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HND Animal Management

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HND Animal Management

The Higher National Diploma in Animal Management provides a specialist work-related programme of study. In the first year, the programme considers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the animal and land-based sector. The second year of study provides greater breadth and specialisation with students having the opportunity to further develop areas of particular interest. The programme adopts a flexible structure providing a practical and academic challenge within the framework of current vocational practices.

The programme provides opportunities for students to apply their knowledge and practical skills in the workplace. As part of their studies, students will have the opportunity to engage in vocational experiences as part of a work-based placement.

Teaching and assessment is conducted by experienced staff with a range of academic qualifications and industrial experiences.

The full-time programme is studied over a two-year period with attendance of 2 days per week. The part-time programme is taken over 3 years with attendance of 1-2 days per week.

Year 1 (full-time)

– Animal Nutrition (15 credits)
– Anatomy and Physiology (15 credits)
– Animal Husbandry Management (15 credits)
– Animal Health and Welfare (15 credits)
– Business Environment (15 credits)
– Research Project (20 credits)
– Principles of Ecology (15 credits)
– Exotics and the Pet Trade (15 credits)

Year 2 (full-time)

– Plan and Manage Breeding Programmes for Animals (10 credits)
– Exotics and the Pet Trade (15 credits)
– Animal Behaviour (15 credits)
– Genetics and their Application (15 credits)
– Human-Animal Interactions (15 credits)
– Natural History of Exotic Animals (15 credits)
– Animal Law and Ethics (15 credits)
– Animal Adaptations (15 credits)

You will normally be required to have achieved a BTEC National Certificate or Diploma, A Level or NVQ/VRQ level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area.

Applications will also be considered by individuals demonstrating recent and relevant industrial experience within the Animal and Land-based Sector.

For some students, the HND may be the qualification most appropriate to your immediate needs. You could, however, progress onto a Bachelor degree with various universities offering entry routes on completion of an HND. Throughout your studies you will receive academic advice and guidance on progression routes.

What are my career opportunities?
Higher Nationals are designed to provide a specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body requirements and National Occupational Standards where appropriate.

Career pathways include:
– Zoo Keeper
– Behavioural Consultant
– Rehabilitation Specialist
– Kennel Manager
– Animal Unit / Laboratory Technician
– Educational Officer
– Animal Welfare Officer

A variety of assessment methods are used including written reports, case studies, portfolios, presentations, reflective journals, observations and in class tests.

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      HND Animal Management

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    • Full Time – Typically Sept-Jun delivery

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