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Level 3 Animal Management Technical Certificate (Myerscough College) | Furness College
Level 3 Animal Management Technical Certificate (Myerscough College)

Level 3 Animal Management Technical Certificate (Myerscough College)

Our Animal Management Course in partnership with Myerscough featured on BBC Cumbria.

Course Content

What Modules will you Study?

Advanced Technical Certificate (360) – Year 1

  • Principles of Health and Safety
  • Undertake and Review Work Related Experience in the Land-based Industries
  • Animal Health and Husbandry
  • Animal Feeding and Nutrition
  • Animal Behaviour and Communication
  • Biological Systems of Animals
  • Animal Welfare and Breeding

Advanced Technical Diploma (540) – Year 1

  • Undertake and Review Work Related Experience in the Land-based Industries
  • Principles of Health and Safety
  • Animal Feeding and Nutrition
  • Animal Behaviour and Communication
  • Biological Systems of Animals
  • Animal Welfare and Breeding
  • Exotic Animal Health and Husbandry (Optional)
  • Animal Training (Optional)
  • Small Animal Rehabilitation

Advanced Extended Technical Diploma (720) – Year 2

  • Exotic Animal Health and Husbandry (Optional)
  • Aquatics Welfare and Breed Development (Optional)
  • Wildlife and Ecology Conservation
  • Wildlife Management and Rehabilitation
  • Avian Health and Husbandry (Optional)
  • Zoological Collections
  • Farm Livestock Husbandry and Welfare (Optional)
  • Undertake a Specialist Project in the Land-based Sector (Optional)

Advanced Extended Technical Diploma (1080) – Year 2

  • Pet Store Design and Management
  • Undertake a Specialist Project in the Land-based Sector
  • Animal Nursing
  • Wildlife and Ecology Conservation
  • Pet Allied Services
  • Undertake Estate Skills
  • Wildlife Management and Rehabilitation (Optional)
  • Kennel and Cattery Management
  • Avian Health and Husbandry (Optional)
  • Farm Livestock Husbandry and Welfare (Optional)
  • Business Management in the Land-based Sector
  • Safe and Responsible Use of Veterinary Medicines - Only completed by Nursing group in Year 2. Progressions to this group will be dependant on achieving Biology at Distinction and completing work placement at a vets in Year 1 (Preston only).

Course Aims

There is an opportunity to study at level 3 (A Level equivalent) for students who wish to develop a comprehensive understanding of animal management and biology - encompassing practical techniques, academic knowledge and technical skills. It is a popular option for both school leavers and successful Level 2 Technical Certificate students. The course incorporates a mix of practicals, classroom lectures, industry visits and case study exercises. Students enjoy the wide variety of theory and practical subjects combined with a range of projects and assessments.

Units listed are subject to change.

Click here to view this course on Myerscough College's website.

Awarding Body

City and Guilds.

What qualification will I achieve?

Students achieve the L3 Advanced Technical Diploma at the end of Year1.

Students achieve the Level 3 Advanced Extended Technical Diploma at the end of Year2.

How long is the course?

One or two years.

How will I learn?

Students attend Myerscough College once a week to gain practical experience. They will travel to the specialist land-based education provider, just outside Preston, one day a week on a bus with travel paid for by college.

How will I be assessed?

The grades for the qualification are gained from the Synoptic Exam and Synoptic Assignment. The Synoptic Assignment is carried out under controlled assessment conditions. Additional assignments for optional units are also completed normally under controlled assessment conditions.

Students must attend a relevant placement in the animal industry, for example, veterinary practice, boarding kennel, pet retail organisation or canine grooming parlour, one day per week throughout the course.

This qualification is assessed through a mixture of external and internal assessment.

Are there any additional costs?

College warehouse jacket, wellington boots or other sturdy work boots. Tetanus vaccination up to date.

Additional costs that may be incurred:

Clothing - £30 approx

Trips - £50 approx
 

Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements?

These courses give a good technical training and education providing a vocational alternative to A Levels and the opportunity for successful students to progress to Higher Education. Students are normally aged 16 or over and the following requirements are needed:

Advanced Level 3 Suite:

· Advanced Technical Certificate in Animal Management (360) (which leads to the 720 Diploma)

4 GCSEs at Grade A* to C (9 to 4), to include English Language and Mathematics or Science

or

Level 2 Diploma at Pass / Merit and an English qualification at Level 2 (this must be an English Language GCSE at C or above for under 19s)

· Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080) (year 1 is the Advanced Technical Diploma (540))

5 GCSEs at Grades A* to C (9 to 4), to include Mathematics, English Language and Science

Or

gaining Level 2 Diploma at Distinction and English and Mathematics qualifications at Level 2 (this must be English Language and Mathematics GCSE at C or above for under 19s)


In addition Learning Areas may apply specific agreed aptitude assessments that assist selection.


It is strongly recommended for applicants to gain some voluntary experience within the animal sector in order ensure that they are fully prepared for the expectations of the study programme and gain a realistic insight of the animal industry. A minimum of five days (which do not have to be consecutive) is advised.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us: T: 01229 825017 E: info@furness.ac.uk

Progression

What opportunities will this lead to?

As a course equivalent to A Level the Level 3 is an ideal spring board for progression depending on UCAS points gained. Students may wish to continue their studies in Higher Education, e.g.:

  • BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour & Welfare
  • FdSc Welfare of Animals (Management or Animal Collections routes, Wildlife Conservation, Healthcare Management)

Employment opportunities in Animal Management and its related industries are currently very good. The Advanced Technical Certificate (360), Advanced Technical Diploma (540), and Advanced Extended Technical Diploma (720) or (1080) in Animal Management provide the qualification and experience for entry into the industry at an operational level with future prospects for management. Students who successfully complete the course may wish to take up employment in one of the following industries:

  • Pet store assistant
  • Wildlife Assistant
  • Animal Rescue
  • Quarantine establishment
  • Animal Trainer
  • Zoo
  • Dog grooming assistant
  • Kennel / cattery
  • Animal collection
  • Animal welfare officer
  • Lab technician
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