Course: Animal Management Level 3

Study Level

Level 3

Course Code



Great Yarmouth Campus


2 Years



These courses will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the animal care sector. You will gain theoretical and practical hands-on experience, and this will be accompanied by a greater understanding on key themes such as animal health and welfare, feeding and accommodation, exotics, science and British habitats.

In Level 3, you will also have the opportunity to study a range of fascinating subjects including animal behaviour and communication, veterinary nursing, wildlife management and rehabilitation, animal biology and nutrition.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in a work placement in a local animal care setting. Many of our students have undertaken placements at Africa Alive!, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, dog rescue centres, local vet practices, charities, conservation trusts and animal sanctuaries.

Why study with us:

  • Our success rates are well above national average with exceptional high grade achievement
  • Excellent links with local employers, leading to work placements
  • Unit specific trips to zoos, sanctuaries, UEA and more to hear from experts in the field
  • Great progression routes to apprenticeships and higher education


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 Level 2.

You will need to have a passion for animals and be keen to understand the development of  animals and the essentials for their care needs.

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


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

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

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


Animal Care is an excellent course if you want to go on to study a degree in subjects such as veterinary nursing, animal rehabilitation, ecology, conservation or animal welfare. We offer a FdSc Wildlife Conservation And Animal Management at the University of Suffolk at East Coast College.

You can also progress into an apprenticeship or employment in careers such as dog grooming, zoo keeping or animal training.

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