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Diploma of Higher Education in Animal Management (Pet Behaviour and Welfare)

Writtle University College
Course summary
4 semesters
Full time
Chelmsford
Next available date: Enquire for more information - Chelmsford
Postgraduate Education

Course description

Diploma of Higher Education in Animal Management (Pet Behaviour and Welfare)

This degree course is based on the academic requirements for the standards set by the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) for Animal Trainer and Animal Training Instructor.

If you are passionate about companion animals and looking for a course to learn about their behaviour and welfare then this is the option for you. Complementing the holistic approach of the Animal Management programme or the core scientific principles of the Animal Science programme, this course particularly prepares students for employment in the range of companion animal roles including pet behaviour councillors, pet nutritionists and pet animal welfare charities.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • UCAS Tariff Points: 80
  • GCE A Levels: 80 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above
  • Irish Certificate: 80 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x B1 or H2 higher
  • Scottish Highers: 80 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x B
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: MMP
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma: DM
  • C & G Level 3 Extended Diploma: Pass (48 + in combination with other qualifications to meet 80)
  • C & G Level 3 Diploma: Distinction (72 + in combination with other qualifications to meet 80)
  • GCSEs: All applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above to include English, Maths and Science.

Training Course Content

Stage One

Semester 1

  • Professional Skills for the Animal Industry
  • Animal Biology
  • Ethics of animal use
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Ecology and Evolution

Semester 2

  • Professional Skills for the Animal Industry
  • Animal Biology
  • Animals in Society
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Ecology and Evolution

Stage Two

Semester 3

  • Research Methods
  • Business Skills
  • Behaviour
  • Reproduction and Breeding
  • Professional Practice and Legislation

Semester 4

  • Research Methods
  • Business Skills
  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Applied Behaviour and Training

Course delivery details

Learning & Teaching Methods

The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course.

  • Animal handling practicals involving work with a wide range of domesticated and captive animal species
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars and debates
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Visits
  • Online quizzes, wikis and activities
  • Laboratory practical classes including dissections

Why choose Writtle University College

Ranked Top University-Sector Institution in England for overall student satisfaction!

*Based on NSS 2020 Based on Taught Data

Beautiful rural campus situated between London and the coast.

Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Expenses

Home Students

Full-time

  • £9,250

Part-time

  • £1,156 per 15 credit module
  • £2,312 per 30 credit module

International Students (Including EU students)

Full-time

  • £12,450

Continuing Studies

This list of careers below are those which this course is recognised for and that previous graduates have been successful in.

Recognised for roles as:

  • Animal Trainer
  • Animal Training Instructor

Roles which previous graduates have been successful in:

  • Animal nutrition trainee
  • Retail jobs in the pet industry
  • Cattery and Kennel supervisors
  • Animal Welfare Officer
  • RSPCA technician
  • Progression to BSc

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