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Extended Foundation Degree in Animal Management UCAS Code: D304 (Entry 2022)


These programmes include an introductory year with study modules plus a work experience element to help you develop strong vocational and general academic study skills alongside upskilling your current knowledge around animal sciences and specialist knowledge.


*This course is for Entry 2022/23 and subject to validation

This introductory year (described below) is followed by Year 1 and Year 2 of the associated Foundation Degree.

In Year 1, all Extended Foundation Degree programmes include the following modules:

Animal Management

• Skills for HE
• Work Based Learning
• Independent Project
• Introduction to Animal Health
• Introduction to Biological Science
• Introduction to Laboratory Skills

Foundation Degree Animal Management

Year 1 (Level 4) Core Modules include

• Personal and Professional Development
• Animal Anatomy and Physiology
• Introduction to Business
• Animal Behaviour
• Practical Animal Health and Husbandry

Elective modules, students would elect one of the following,
• Ecological Conservation Skills
• Interpretive Enclosure Design

Year 2 (Level 5) Core Modules include
• Skills for Research,
• Breeding and Inheritance
• Welfare Legislation and Ethics

One elective business module needs to be elected from the following,

• Business Enterprise
• Collections Management
• Project and Events Management

Elective modules, students would elect two of the following,

• Animal Nutrition
• Clinical Health and Laboratory Skills
• Conservation Education
• Training and Learning Theory

6 modules will be studied in total each academic year.

*Students are required to choose three elective modules, however the final combination will be determined by a number of prerequisite and/or co-requisite electives within the structure.


This programme requires students to undertake 300 hours of work placement, with 150 completed each academic year.
Work placement is completed with an external provider which is arranged by the student. All work placements are subject to a health and safety check by the college to ensure that placements are suitable and safe. Support can be made available via the module tutor to help locate a suitable placement.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have achieved 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above to include English and Maths. In addition applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of one year of Level 3 study and/or have significant industry experience. Equivalent qualifications in lieu of GCSEs may be considered. Consideration is also given to applicants who have significant industry experience, but have no formal qualifications. Applications from mature candidates are welcomed.

Applicants without formal qualifications may be asked to undertake an initial assessment of literacy and numeracy as part of the interview process. Further information on student fees and finance can be found at

Further Study

On successful completion, students may wish to consider progressing onto one of the University Centre’s four top-up courses, allowing students to graduate with a BSc or BSc(Hons) degree.
Students alternatively may wish to consider careers in a variety of industries focused on animal management, animal nutritionist, animal health inspector and or animal charity work.

Alternatively students can transfer on to one of our other Foundation Degrees, please contact UCAB for more details.

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277