Animal Management Level 3

Study Level

Level 3

Course Code



Great Yarmouth Campus


2 Years



Through assignment work, you’ll study a range of fascinating subjects including animal behaviour and communication, feeding and accommodation, wildlife management and rehabilitation, animal biology and nutrition, pet store design and more.

  • Success rates well above national average with exceptional high grade achievement
  • Excellent links with local employers leading to work placements
  • Highly qualified, specialist teaching staff
  • Unit specific trips to zoos, sanctuaries, UEA and more
  • Great progression routes to apprenticeships higher education

The units covered in the first year are:

Animal Husbandry, Animal Biology, Animal Welfare and Ethics, Animal Exotics, Animal Behaviour, Practical Work Experience, Animal Health.

The units covered in the second year are:

Animal Breeding and Genetics, Animal Zoological Husbandry, Research Project, Animal and Human Interaction, Animal Nutrition, Aquatics, Animal Metabolism, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Management.

The course is taught by professionals from different backgrounds such as RSPCA inspector and ecology. This allows the students to become involved with key employers and organisations due to the links from tutors. Students are taken on trips where they are able to carry out their practical work outside of the classroom.


You need to have achieved 5 or more GCSEs at Grade 4 or above (must include Maths, English and a Science) or completed Animal Care and Science L2 Course.

Those with a passion for animals who are keen on understanding the development of the animals and the essentials for the care needs of the animals.

The course is heavily science based and so an interest in science is also required.


Essays, case studies, presentation, field work and poster work.

Students will be mainly completing classroom based work, with theory topics as well as practical’s carried out for each unit.

Each unit will also comprise of various trips to establishments for practical work.

As part of the course, students are also required to complete industrial experience placements.

There are 3 exams in total across the 2 years of study.

You will also complete 150 hours of work placement within the animal care sector throughout the year.


Employment in any area of animal care/science. Apprenticeships and higher level study such as full animal related degrees such as Zoological Science, Biological Science, Animal Behaviour, Ecology.

You can progress on to our FdSc Wildlife Conservation And Animal Management course.

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