COURSE FEATURE: Animal Management at The University Centre

29 May 2020

The BTEC Higher National Certificate in Animal Management is aimed at students with a background in Animal, Equine or Biological Sciences. It has been designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to succeed in this highly competitive industry. The course provides a comprehensive understanding of animal management whilst enabling students to develop practical animal husbandry and handling skills.

This course is delivered at the Life Sciences Department at Eccles Sixth Form College and The University Centre at Salford City College. The department are incredibly proud of their highly qualified teachers and outstanding industry standard facilities. The teaching team in the animal department are dual professionals with significant industry experience to complement their academic and teaching qualifications.

The Animal Centre provides outstanding facilities for all areas of the department. The brand new Animal Centre provides students with access to a six-acre outdoor facility stocked with over 250 animals across all major breeds. Inside there are small mammal rooms, aquaria, exotic animal rooms, science labs and a microbiology lab. A fully equipped veterinary nursing suite includes all of the technical equipment students find in practice.

These facilities have been designed to provide high quality, industry standard resources to prepare students practically whatever their specialism. Higher Education students have the opportunity to work with all of the animals at the center including Capybara, White Naped Cranes, Guanacos and the Alpacas.

Work experience is an essential and important element of both the level 4 and 5 programmes. Students have enjoyed work placements at a variety of employers such as the RSPCA, veterinary surgeries and at our partner college in France. Many of our students elect to complete their work experience at our Animal Centre and contribute to the day to day running of this amazing facility.

The HNC in Animal Management will equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to perform to a high standard within the Animal Management industry. Upon successful completion, students can apply to study the level 5 Higher National Diploma in Animal Management and then complete the level 6 BSc Animal Management at Eccles Sixth Form College and University Centre.

At level 4, students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of Animal Management by studying units such as;

  • Animal health and welfare
  • Business and the business environment
  • Animal husbandry
  • Animal anatomy and physiology
  • Animal nutrition
  • Management of exotic animal species
  • Animal collection management

At level 5, students will build on their knowledge from the HNC (level 4) and study units such as;

  • Biological principles
  • Individual research project
  • Animal evolution and adaptations
  • Animal breeding and genetics
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Ornamental aquatics and fish keeping

If you would like more information about studying Animal Management at The University Centre at Salford City College, then click here. Alternatively, call 0161 631 5050 to speak to one of our team.

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