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Animal Management Level 3 (Applied Science)*


This pathway specialises in learning about animal health and well-being along with animal biology and their anatomy and physiology. It covers a range of associated sciences in conjunction with developing the skills needed to care for, handle and manage a variety of animals.


This course covers a wide range of animal and science topics and is designed to focus on the underpinning sciences associated with Animal Management.

Course Themes: 

  • biological systems
  • biochemistry and microbiology
  • anatomy
  • fundamentals of science
  • chemistry for biomedical sciences
  • breeding and genetics

There are lectures, talks from guest speakers, visits, practical sessions in the Animal Unit and work related experience. Students' work is assessed continually throughout the course with some end of year assessments (including exams).

Students studying at our Wakefield Centre will have the opportunity to use the Animal Management facilities at Askham Bryan College, York - free transport is provided from Wakefield for study days in York.

Students applying will study this course in our new Animal Management Facility and Wildlife Conservation Park. These facilities home a range of animals including reptiles, amphibians, mammals, birds, fish and invertebrates.

Entry Requirements

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. Alternatively a suitable Level 2 vocational qualification (Merit or above) with English, Maths and Science at Level 2.

*Grade 4 (old GCSE grade C) or above in Science is necessary alongside the usual entry for a Level 3 course.

Further Study

Upon successful completion of this course students may progress on to a Foundation Degree in Animal Management or a Degree in a related subject area. Alternatively students may progress into Veterinary Medicine and the modules on this pathway have been specially selected to meet the entry requirements of the Royal College, London.

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