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Animal Management

Level 3 BTEC Foundation Diploma in Animal Management

Full Time

Course Overview

Year one: Level 3 BTEC Foundation Diploma in Animal Management
Year two: Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Animal Management

This is a one year Foundation Diploma, which is a stand-alone qualification. The Extended Diploma is a separate course which you can do in your second year

In your first year you will cover a range of units including Animal Biology, Animal Welfare and Ethics, Practical Animal Husbandry, Animal Behaviour, Animal Health and Disease, Work Experience in the Animal Sector, Principles of Animal Nursing.

Course Content

In your first year you will cover a range of units including:

  • Animal Biology (Exam)
  • Animal Welfare and Ethics (Exam)
  • Practical Animal Husbandry
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Animal Health and Diseases 
  • Work Experience in the Animal Sector
  • Principles of Animal Nursing

Entry Requirement

Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths, or a relevant Level 2 qualification.


Most of the course is continuously assessed through assignments, projects and case studies; there will be one unit assessed by examination.

You will develop a responsible and co-operative approach to working on your own and in groups. The course uses practical activities, presentations and involvement with local businesses wherever possible.

Where does this course lead to

After this course, you can study Level 3 Extended Diploma in year 2, which will allow you to progress to university.

Employment opportunities include animal sector (kennels, catteries, pet shops, animal welfare organisations, animal collections etc) at supervisory or managerial levels based on ability and experience.

UCAS points for this course:

D* (84)

D (72)

M (48)

P (24)

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Course Outline

Course Code: HF66
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 12/09/2022
Duration: 1 Year
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