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Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Animal Management

Further Details
Course Code
LP50200
Location
Northop
Duration
Full Time, HND- 2 years full time/ 4 years part time

Students on this course will be required to undertake periods of self study, additional to taught hours.

Please note that where work placements are not able to be fulfilled for safety reasons we will adapt modules to include work related projects in a way that will still develop your work based skills.
Department
Animal Care & Management
Start Date
18 Sep 2024
End Date
19 Jun 2026
Course Overview
In choosing Cambria’s HND in Animal Management you will study a range of topics, giving you a broad base of knowledge relating to diverse and key aspects of the sector. This programme is designed to link to potential career opportunities within the sector and help facilitate your progression into employment or further study at level 6 and beyond.

The course content will be delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, practicals, interactive tutorials, visiting speakers and workshops.

Key features to studying animal management at Cambria:
● Excellent facilities
● Wide range of animal species
● Personal tutor and one to one support

WHAT WILL I STUDY?
Graduates who successfully complete this course will obtain a varied skill set well suited for the broad range of opportunities within the animal industry. In a highly competitive sector, Cambria’s students will be equipped to enter the work sector with a range of transferable and practical industry based skills including managing animal collections, delivering teaching instruction and implementing behaviour modification plans.

Modules Year 1 - Level 4

• Animal Health and Welfare
• Business and the Business Environment
• Managing a Successful Project
• Animal Behaviour in Society
• Animal Anatomy and Physiology
• Ecological Principles
• Animal Collection Management
• Teaching in a Specialist Subject

Modules Year 2 - Level 5

• Biological Principles
• Research Project
• Anthrozoology
• Animal Breeding and Genetics
• Wildlife Conservation
• Ethics and Consultation
• Work Experience

In addition to the above theory units students also have dedicated tutorial time, study skills sessions and practical sessions to further support their studies.

In addition to taught units students also have dedicated tutorial and practical time to further support their studies.
Assessment will be through a combination of assessment methods including controlled assessments, assignments, practicals, presentations, case studies, projects and peer observations.

Assignments will be marked electronically and you will be given feedback and pointers for improvement for every assessment.

Work placement: The HND programme contains an essential work placement component in the second year.
For learners who have recently been in education, one of the following:

● Level 3 qualification (minimum 120 credits / 720 GLH) in Animal Management or a related subject with a Merit profile – minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff points
●A level grades of DDE – minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff points
●International equivalent of the above

For learners who have not recently been in education, applications will be considered on a case by case basis, but may include one of the following:

●Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution in a relevant area
●Related work experience

Applicants should typically have A* to C grade and/or 9 to 4 in GCSE English / Welsh and maths / numeracy.
Students who successfully complete the HND in Animal Management will have the necessary qualifications to pursue further study.

Opportunities for careers include:
• Animal Keeper
• Animal Instructor or Lecturer
• Animal Trainer or Consultant
• Wildlife Technician
• Animal Rescue Centre Manager
Full Time – £5000 per year
Part Time – £2500 per year

Annual fees may increase in line with inflation for all students beginning their studies in 2025/26 or 2026/27.

Travel costs to and from a work placement are to be covered by the student.

Some courses may require equipment and / or uniforms to be purchased. Please see the attached equipment list for further information.

Any off site visits are non-compulsory with all costs to be covered by the student.
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