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Hopwood Hall College

Animal Management

UCAS Code: DD32

Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


A level

C,D,D

Preferred A' Levels would be Chemistry and Biology

Access to HE Diploma

M:30,P:15

In a relevant subject

GCSE/National 4/National 5

4 GCSE's grade C/4 or above which must include English Language and mathematics are required for this course It is highly recommended that you have also achieved Double Science or GCSE Biology and Chemistry at grade C/4 or above, due to the scientific content of some of the units. If you have undertaken BTEC Applied Science instead of a GCSE, you should have achieved an overall merit. In addition to the GCSE requirement you will also need an appropriate level 3 qualification.

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

MMP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

The Higher National Certificate in Animal Management, provides a good foundation for those students who have a real passion for working with animals and aims to prepare participants for employment at supervisory level jobs within the industry. The course is also well suited for those who currently work in the industry and would like to further develop their skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to progress within the sector. As a student on this course you will be involved in the welfare of animals on the college animal care unit, to include those animals in our Blue Cross Rehoming Centre, Day Boarding Dog Kennels and livestock production area.

This course combines lectures, group work, practical sessions and independent research. Throughout the course you will be applying your theoretical knowledge to practice both in group work and the work setting. You will be expected to undertake an industrial experience placement one day per week as part of your studies. This will not only give you valuable experience, but can often lead directly to employment opportunities. The remainder of the course will be taught over three days per week in college and will consist of lectures, tutorials, practicals and laboratory work. The academic staff on the programme have vocational experience and specialisms within Animal Management, making them ideally placed to help you apply theory to practice.

Modules

The HNC is composed of a number of units, all of which you must successfully complete to gain the qualification. These units are chosen by the tutors to reflect the specialisms held with the College and will allow you to study across a broad range of Animal Management disciplines. Units you are likely to study (not exhaustive) include, animal health and welfare, business and the business environment, managing a successful project, management of exotic animal species and animal anatomy and physiology. Please note these units are provisional and subject to change.

Assessment methods

Each unit will be internally assessed by your tutors and then moderated. Assessment will take a variety of forms which will include assessed theory work, presentations, creation of public information resources, written scientific reports and practical observations when managing the care of animals and supervising those carrying out various animal husbandry procedures. The assessment process will be fully explained during your induction and your tutors will work closely with you throughout the course to ensure that you understand all requirements of assessment.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,000
per year
EU
£6,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Middleton

Department:

Middleton campus

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