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TEC Partnership

Animal Management

UCAS Code: D328

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

48

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

**This course is primarily designed for face to face learning with you attending your lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the Campus is closed TEC Partnership will continue to deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted with some lessons happening in small groups and others happening using online sessions and support.**

The Foundation Degree in Animal Management course is designed to provide a comprehensive learning experience in animal management and thus supporting your progression to a wide range of higher education courses at level 6.

The programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to pursue a successful career within the animal care sector. Our strong links with organisations (for example veterinary practices, zoos, and animal rescue centres) who provide work placements will ensure that you develop your employability within the industry throughout your studies. If you're already working in the industry, this Foundation Degree will give you a qualification that opens up opportunities for promotion or alternative roles particularly within the animal management industry. The Foundation Degree Animal Management will improve your progression opportunities in a range of subjects and / or professional areas such as research zoology, veterinary practice, and conservation, management of zoological collections, animal rescue and welfare. The programme will develop your knowledge of animal management through formal lectures and seminars together with providing a unique opportunity to develop your practical skills in animal management through working with our animal collection which includes a range of exotic and non-exotic species. The knowledge and understanding of key principles related to each module will be further underpinned through the undertaking of 56 hours of structured online learning. Your practical competencies and employability will also be further developed through undertaking 40 hours of work based experience with animal management organisations operating in areas such as veterinary practice, animal rescue, wildlife conservation, and animal collection management. Work placements will be assessed through the use of a Critical Analysis of Placement document which will include a log of hours, workplace journal and mentor feedback.

The development of academic and employment skills such as research, referencing, assignment structuring, CV writing and job application will be facilitated throughout the programme and within specific modules such as Skills for Study and Employability and 'Introductory Skills in the Workplace'.

Specifically, the programme will develop qualities which will enable you to be successful in a career demanding higher skills such as management roles within the animal care sector. The programme has been designed in close partnership with industry experts and through consultation with organisations within the animal care sector which will enable you to meet the needs of industry where there is a highlighted skills shortage. Overall the Foundation Degree in Animal Management will equip you with the qualities required to achieve success in a highly competitive environment.h.

You will experience studying on an exciting niche programme which will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to gain professional success within a dynamic growth industry. With highly competitive course fees, outstanding facilities and highly supportive tuition from dedicated members of staff we now warmly welcome you to apply to study on this immensely stimulating programme.

Modules

Level 4 Certificate Stage

Semester 1 modules

" Fundamental Biological Principles
" Skills for Study and Employability
" Introductory Skills in the Workplace

Semester 2 modules

" Animal Adaptations
" Practical Collections
" Animal Health

Level 5 Intermediate/Foundation Degree Stage

Semester 1 modules

" Ecology and Conservation
" Veterinary Science
" Advanced Skills in the Workplace

Semester 2 modules

" Animal Behaviour
" Nutrition
" Research development

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods will be used to enable an inclusive opportunity for achievement within a diverse cohort of learners. Assessment opportunities will include traditional methods such as essays, reports, examinations and presentations.

The programme will also provide an opportunity for non-traditional assessment methods to be used which will encourage wider skills (such as the use of technology) acquisition in the learning environment. Such innovative methods of assessment will include for example the development of websites and eBooks to present assessment evidence.

Practical tasks will be assessed with a range of methods including reflective self-assessment reports, witness statements and formal observations. Assessments are designed to enable learners to demonstrate practical competencies and have these formally recognised and acknowledged.

Work placements will be assessed through the use of a Critical Analysis of Placement document which will include a log of hours, workplace journal and mentor feedback.

Traditional learning is also supported through structured online learning tasks which are aimed to encourage independent learning and are designed to support the learning of topics which are integral to specific modules.

For each module there will be an opportunity for learners to present and receive feedback for improvements on assessment evidence within formative submissions. The position of formative submission dates will enable learners an opportunity to improve their overall evidence within a sufficient timeframe to enable a summative submission date to be met.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,500
per year
England
£8,500
per year
EU
£8,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,500
per year
Scotland
£8,500
per year
Wales
£8,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Grimsby

Department:

Animal Care - GIFHE

TEF rating:
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