Animal Management FdSc

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Animal Management FdSc
Code D328
Qualification Type Undergraduate Qualification
Qualification Level Level 5
Course type Full Time


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 including a BSc Top up in Animal Management at the University Centre Grimsby.

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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.

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.


Level 4 Certificate Stage

" Fundamental Biological Principles

" Skills for Study and Employability

" Introductory Skills in the Workplace

" Animal Adaptations

" Practical Collections

" Animal Health  

Level 5 Intermediate/Foundation Degree Stage

" Ecology and Conservation

" Veterinary Science

" Advanced Skills in the Workplace

" Animal Behaviour

" Nutrition

" Research development

How will it be delivered?

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.

Entry requirements

Standard offer

Applicants will need 48 UCAS Tariff points including:

o Minimum GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent in English  

o 1 A level (or equivalent) in a science related subject or a pass achieved in a level 3 extended / national diploma or a pass in an Access to Higher Education Diploma 

Non-standard offer

The TEC Partnership will also encourage applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications. All such non-traditional applicants will be interviewed, set an appropriate piece of work (entry assignment) and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience. The entry assignment, a 750 word essay, will be completed, with an allocated time of three hours, on interview attendance and will be relevant to the subject and industry of Animal Management.

Accreditation of prior learning

Applicants may be admitted with credit for prior certificated learning (APcL) or work/life experience or other uncertificated learning (APeL) - refer to HE07 Admissions, Admissions Appeals and APEL (Student Transfers). 

Your next steps...

The Foundation Degree in Animal Management is designed and mapped to allow you to progress to higher education qualifications at level 6 and above. Graduates from the Foundation Degree Animal Management may have the opportunity to top up onto the final year of a bachelor’s degree in subjects such as zoology, conservation, animal husbandry, animal behaviour and welfare. Graduates from the Foundation Degree in Animal Management may also progress into employment, such as management positions, which demand a high degree of technical skills and knowledge.