Animal Management Level 3
The Animal Management courses at Middlesbrough, Saltaire and Newton Rigg focus on developing the knowledge, skills and experience required to work with a wide range of animals in the animal industry through both theory and practical teaching.
Course themes include how to care for, handle and manage a variety of animals, understanding animal health and how the animal body works. Students will also cover nutritional and accommodation requirements, behaviour and communication, exotic care and welfare, wildlife rehabilitation in addition to a specialist project. There are lectures, talks from guest speakers, visits, practical sessions in the colleges Animal Unit and work related experience. Students' work is assessed continually throughout the course through formative assessment, assignment-based modules and summative exams.
Middlesbrough – Stewart Park
Middlesbrough campus is situated within Stewart Park, a 120 acre landmark within Middlesbrough which consists of mature woodland, arboretum and lakes. The college campus is within ‘Central Lodge’ – a Victorian stable block recently renovated through Heritage Lottery funding to transform it into an educational hub and home to a range of animals from livestock to reptiles and domestic mammals.
If you are a full-time student you are required to study up to 22 hours a week. These hours are made up by vocational animal modules, duties on the animal unit, student appraisal, employability and functional key skills. Between time-tabled hours there will be the opportunity to work on assignments and exam preparation. Students are also required to undertake work placement each academic year through an external provider.
Health and Safety
Work Related Experience
Animal Health and Husbandry
Animal Feeding and Nutrition
Animal Behaviour and Communication
Animal Welfare and Breeding
Exotic Animal Health and Husbandry*
Small Animal Rehabilitation*
*Diploma students only
Pet Store Design*
Pet Allied Services*
Kennel and Cattery Management*
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation+
Wildlife Management and Rehabilitation+
Exotic Animal Health and Husbandry
*Diploma students only
+Certificate and Diploma students
Animal Management - Saltaire Centre
If you are a full-time student you are required to study up to 22 hours a week. These hours are made up by the Level 3 Units, duties on the animal unit, tutorials, additionality and functional key skills. Between time-tabled hours there will be the opportunity to work on assessments.
Understand and Promote Animal Health
Manage Animal Accommodation
Plan and monitor animal feeding
Understand the principles of animal biology
Undertake animal handling and safe working
Understand and interpret animal behaviour and communication
Understand the principles and carry out the practice of exotic animal care and husbandry
Understand the principles of animal nutrition
Avian Health and Management
Understand and Undertake wildlife management and rehabilitation
Understand animal Anatomy and Physiology
Undertake and review work related experience in the land based industries
Undertake an investigative project in the land based sector
Understand animal welfare and breed development
Undertake estate skills
Understand the principles of zoological animal health and husbandry
Undertake Animal Training
Understand and carry out farm livestock husbandry
Understand the Principles of Aquatics
Diploma level - 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (old GCSE grade C) or above, to include 2 from English, Maths or Science with at least a grade 3 (old GCSE grade D) in the remaining subject.
Certificate level – 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (old GCSE grade C) or above, to include 1 from English, Maths or Science with at least a grade 3 (old GCSE grade D) in the remaining subject.
Upon successful completion of this course students may progress onto a Foundation Degree in Animal Management, a Degree in a related subject such as Behaviour, Welfare, Animal Conservation, or Animal Science, or directly into work within the animal industries.
Potential Career Pathways:
> Kennel/cattery worker
> Pet store assistant
> Welfare charity worker
> Dog groomer
> Trainee veterinary nurse
> Animal care technician
> Animal rescue centre staff
> Trainee zookeeper
> Animal conservationist
> Research associate
> General worker (zoo)
> Assistant warden
> Wildlife assistant
> Quarantine establishment
> Animal trainer
> Dog grooming assistant
> Animal welfare officer
> Lab technician