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Technical Level 3 Advanced Extended Diploma in Animal Management

If you are passionate about animal care or animal science and are looking to progress onto university or work in the animal care industry, then this course is for you.

Equivalent to 2 or 3 A Levels, year 1 is a standalone qualification where students will either work towards the Advanced Technical Certificate or the Advanced Technical Diploma in Animal Management, subject to GCSE grades.

In the second year you will move onto the Extended Diploma, there are two options. One option consists of 12 units over the 2 years, whereas the other is 18 units over the 2 years. The course is made up of theory and practical elements, with the hands-on aspects of the programme taught within the College’s purpose built animal care centre.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 3

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    2 years

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Units you may study include: Animal health and husbandry Animal behaviour and communication Biological systems Business Studies Wildlife and ecology Animal nursing Animal training Employability skills

40% Assessment – Exam 60% Assessment – Coursework

Ideally at least 5 GCSEs at grade 9-5 or A*-C including English and Maths or a Level 2 qualification, but this is subject to discussion at your interview. If you haven’t already achieved a GCSE grade 5 or grade C in English or Maths, then you will study either GCSE or Functional Skills English or Maths alongside your other qualifications.

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


We do not currently have fee information available for this course. Please contact us for further information.


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Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.


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Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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