Level 3 BTEC Extended

Animal Management

Take your passion for animals into a future career after completing our course


Level 3

Career Sector


Available At

Seevic Palmer's

Start Date


Course overview

Animal Management is an ideal course if you want to work in the animal industry as a Zoo Keeper, Veterinary Nurse, Animal Health and Welfare Officer or in Animal Conservation.

What will I study?

You will study units covering animal studies and a range of science based units including: Animal Biology, Animal Breeding and Genetics, Animal Welfare and Ethics and Animal Behaviour. Assessment takes the form of either exams or coursework.

You will also have the opportunity to focus on specific elements of animal science. As part of the course you will complete work experience in a relevant setting and take part in off-site visits. The opportunity to undertake an independent research project forms part of the course.

Core Modules

  • Animal Breeding and Genetics
  • Animal Biology
  • Animal Welfare and Ethics
  • Practical Animal Husbandry
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Work Experience

Additional Modules

  • Principles of Animal Nursing
  • Zoological Animal Health and Husbandry
  • Aquatic Animal Health and Husbandry
  • Ecology and Conservation
  • Building an Enterprise in the Animal Sector

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths
  • Grade 4 or above in any GCSE Science (or equivalent)


  • A Level 2 BTEC Diploma or above and GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above
  • Grade 4 or above in any GCSE Science (or equivalent)

Why study Animal Management with Science at USP?

  • A mixture of theory and practical work allowing you to put into practice what you learn in the classroom
  • Visits to a variety of animal collections offering you the chance to see a range of animal handling techniques
  • 300 hours’ worth of work experience over the two year programme – allowing you to develop excellent employability skills
  • Unrivalled support and help sessions run throughout the year by your Tutors

What could I do next?

Students may progress onto related Higher and Further education courses which could potentially include veterinary nursing, or seek relevant employment such as in a zoo, pet shop or kennels.

Related Career Pathways

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