Animal Management (Animal Behaviour & Welfare)

Animal Care

Key Facts

Level 5
Wakefield City Campus
Start Date:
September, 2019
2 Years
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The HND in Animal Management is a vocational programme designed to cover practical, theoretical and ethical aspects of the management of animals with the aim of providing the skills and knowledge students will need for a successful career or further study in a related field.

The course structure has been selected to provide a vocationally relevant learning environment and learning opportunities, to meet the needs of local and regional students.

It has been designed to either enable learners to progress to a related degree programme or to make a direct entry to employment through the acquisition of practical skills and relevant underpinning knowledge.

These skills will be put to the test during a variety of visits, work placements and trips including residentials to both Europe and Africa.

Course Features
  • TEF Silver Award
  • New Course

Course Structure

  • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Managing a Successful Project 
  • Animal Behaviour in Society
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Nursing
  • Biological Principles
  • Research Project
  • Anthrozoology
  • Evolution and Adaptations
  • Advanced Patient Care
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Work Experience

Entry Requirements

  • 64 UCAS points
  • BTEC Level 3 qualification in Animal Management
  • A Levels that demonstrate strong performance in relevant subjects and supported by GCSE grades at A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in English, Maths, and Science
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
  • Related work experience
  • Mature students will be considered following an interview
  • IELTS score 5.5


Points Required

If you’re applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

Fees & Funding

£6,750 per  year. 

Course Costs Included in the fees

Course Costs Not Included in the Fees

Bursaries and scholarships

We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more, email:

Other Financial Support

The government provides financial assistance to help pay for tuition fees and to help with living costs. To find out more, visit the website at:


Jobs directly related to your degree include:

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.

Animal-based employment is often competitive, so postgraduate qualifications may provide you with an edge. Areas of study at Masters level include:

  • behaviour
  • conservation
  • nutrition
  • veterinary physiotherapy
  • welfare
  • zoo management

Further study at this level can provide a deeper insight into a particular area of your undergraduate degree. Further study and/or training is required for some jobs, such as a veterinary nurse.

It's also possible to undertake a PhD in a subject related to animal science and management.

For more information on further study and to find a course that interests you, see Masters degrees and search postgraduate courses in animal behaviour and animal nutrition.

Employability is at the core of the higher education provision at the College. There is a clear strategic aim to enhance student employability opportunities in the area. The College is proud of the extent to which employers have been involved in the design and development of programmes and how employability is embedded.
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