Skip to main content

Foundation Degree Animal Management (UCAS Code D301)


This course covers the skills and knowledge that can be applied in a range of Animal Management industries, particularly in the areas of conservation, health and science. There is an emphasis on project work that concentrates on specific areas of individual interest. Validating Partner: Harper Adams University.


The Foundation Degree in Animal Management can be completed within two years of full time study or three years of part time study. Applicants for this course are typically currently studying or have already completed Level 3 qualifications such as A Levels or Extended Diplomas. Although full time, the course lectures have been condensed into 3 days (Mon-Weds) to facilitate study for students who have lengthy journeys to the College. The course is graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction. Upon completion of your Foundation Degree in Animal Management, you can choose to continue study with us on our BSc/ BSc (Hons) Animal Management (Top Up) programme for a further year.

Modules of study are detailed on the modules tab. This degree has an emphasis on applying knowledge to real life situations, detailed study of animals in captive and natural environments is combined with the business management skills needed to run successful animal enterprises.

Entry Requirements

GCSE Grades

Applicants will normally have 5 GCSE’s or above including English, maths and science at Grade C or above. Achievements at level 2 in appropriate Functional Skills will also be considered as an alternative for English and maths and Merit grades or above in Science based modules at Level 3 can be used as an alternative to GCSE Science.

UCAS Points

Applicants are expected to achieve a minimum of 120 UCAS points (NPTC pass, = 120 points; merit = 240 points). Applicants will normally have studied a two-year level 3 programme at A Level or a vocational Level 3 Diploma.  In addition applicants will be expected to show achievements in science modules at Merit grade or above in vocational programmes. This reflects the science based nature of the programmes. Applicants without appropriate achievements in Science may be asked to undertake an assessment of scientific knowledge. Applications from those that have significant life or work experience after leaving compulsory education will normally have studied and achieved an Access to HE course or successfully completed a minimum of a one year level 3 courses and/or  be able to demonstrate that they are working at an appropriate level in English, maths and science through an assessment process.

Further Study

You could go on to study a one year Top Up route to a BSc or BSc (Hons) in a related subject.