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Animal Management (Animal Behaviour & Welfare)

Animal Care

Key Facts

Level 5
Wakefield City Campus
Start Date:
September, 2021
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.


HND Animal Management (Animal Behaviour & Welfare)