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Animal Management

Access to Higher Education in Veterinary Studies

Full Time

Course Overview

This course has been designed specifically for mature students who do not have the relevant qualifications for entry to higher education.

Attendance at college is four days a week between 9.30 and 3.30pm.

Learners will be assigned a personal tutor who will support studies and personal development.

Good time-management skills are necessary as assessment of the course is on an on-going basis.

The curriculum is structured so that core units are delivered together with the cohorts of the other Access courses in the college.

Specialist animal science units are delivered to the veterinary nursing students separately. There are weekly tutorials where one to ones take place and learners can set their own targets for the development of specific skills and knowledge, including completion of the UCAS process.

All resources and assignments are available on the Google Classrooms for your use. Specific resources for eLearning sessions are updated weekly

Course Content

In addition to the core study skills units the course will give you experience of animal science and management including some practical animal husbandry in the BCoT Animal Discovery Centre.

The course offers foundation in both biology and chemistry to enable applications to a range of related degree courses.

Units studied include:

  • Animal Science
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Animal Management
  • Animal Health
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Conservation
  • Cell Biology
  • Inheritance, Evolution and Ecology
  • Pathogens and Disease
  • Applied Science
  • Exploring Science

Entry Requirement

  • GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or above, or completion of our Pre-Access course. Other qualifications may also be considered.


This course is assessed in a variety of ways including: presentations, discussions, tests, projects, animal husbandry, essays and diagrams. 

Where does this course lead to

This course can lead on to a range of university degree courses, for example:

  • BSc Veterinary Nursing
  • BSc Veterinary Studies
  • BSc Animal Management
  • BSc Animal Science
  • BSc Zoology
  • BSc Ecology and Wildlife Conservation

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Course Outline

Course Code: HF50
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 07/09/2020
Duration: 1 Year
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