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Writtle University College

Canine Studies

UCAS Code: D328

Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

Entry requirements


GCE A Levels 48 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above A minimum of four GCSEs grade A/7–C/4 including, English Language, Mathematics and Science Evidence of practical canine experience: 50h of canine handling acquired under the supervision of professional providers.

Access course Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying Access to HE Diploma courses. For more information please contact [email protected] Evidence of practical canine experience: 50h of canine handling acquired under the supervision of professional providers.

Irish Certificate 48 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x B3 or H3 higher Evidence of practical canine experience: 50h of canine handling acquired under the supervision of professional providers.

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

PPP

Evidence of practical canine experience: 50h of canine handling acquired under the supervision of professional providers.

Scottish Highers 48 UCAS tariff points, to include 1 x B & 1 x C Evidence of practical canine experience: 50h of canine handling acquired under the supervision of professional providers.

UCAS Tariff

48

GCE A Levels 48 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above A minimum of four GCSEs grade A/7–C/4 including, English Language, Mathematics and Science Evidence of practical canine experience: 50h of canine handling acquired under the supervision of professional providers.

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Animal science

This one-year full-time course is a unique blend of the biological and therapeutic sciences relating to canines, the way they work, how they behave, and what can are the therapeutic options to improve their well-being. Students will be taught by a range of skilled scientists and clinicians with extensive experience of canine. Due to its vocational characteristic, the course includes a substantial amount of practicals delivered in class. We will cover a wide variety of topics such as Anatomy and Physiology and Biomechanics for foundation knowledge.

The Certificate of Higher Education in Canine Studies provides a balance of vocation and academic study that is intellectually challenging, vocationally relevant and provide foundations to pursue a progressive career working with dogs. Academic knowledge and understanding reinforce and support the development of vocational skills, equipping the students with the abilities and the knowledge relevant to their employment or the need of their employers.

The aims of the programme are to:

Build on basic scientific principles to develop an relevant academic knowledge of the canine
Evaluate normal and abnormal movement patterns in the dog
To handle canines safely in a therapeutic setting understanding behavioural principles while assessing
Learn about 1st Aid Training and its application

Modules

http://writtle.ac.uk/Certificate-of-Higher-Education-in-Canine-Studies

Assessment methods

Assessment Methods
This course contains a variety of assessment methods to ensure practical and academic competence.

Assessment methods will include:

Presentations
Coursework
Video log
Practical exams (OSPE)
Written Exams
Written assessments

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Writtle University College

Department:

Equine and Veterinary Physiotherapy

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

70%
low
Animal science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Animal science

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

84%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
44%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
39%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Animal science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£15,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

46%
Animal care and control services
9%
Other elementary services occupations
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

These stats refer to the prospects for graduates from both general animal studies courses and those for particular animals (such as equine science). Graduates don't generally get jobs as vets when they graduate; much the most common jobs tend to be roles caring for animals, such as veterinary nurses. Some of these jobs are not currently classified as professional level occupations, but in reality, you need a degree to get these jobs (and probably always have done), and graduates in them report that they got the jobs that they wanted. So the stats you see might not completely represent just how useful these degrees are for getting into animal care careers.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Animal science

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£19k

£19k

£18k

£18k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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