Course: 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.

First year topics may include:

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

Second year topics may include:

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

We have:

  • 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

This course is taught by industry professionals from different backgrounds such as the RSPCA and ecology. This allows you to become involved with key employers and organisations due to our key industry links. You will be taken on trips where you are able to carry out your practical work outside of the classroom.

As part of the course, you are also required to complete industrial experience placements. You will need to complete 150 hours of work placement within the animal care sector throughout the course.


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.



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.

Related Study Programmes

FdSc Conservation Science and Animal Management (Wildlife and Zoo)

  • Two Years

  • Level 5

  • Full-time

FdSc Conservation Science and Animal Management (Wildlife and Zoo): View Course

Animal Care Level 2

  • 1 Year

  • Level 2

  • Full-time

Animal Care Level 2: View Course

Animal Care Level 1

  • 1 Year

  • Level 1

  • Full-time

Animal Care Level 1: View Course

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