Level 3 BTEC Extended

Animal Management with Science


Level 3

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Course overview

Animal Management with Science 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 even a Feed Scientist.

Entry requirements

  • At least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language or Maths. If your English Language is a D/3, your Maths must be at least a C/4 and vice versa


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

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.

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

Animal Metabolism

Advanced Animal Nutrition

Additional Modules

Principles of Animal Nursing

Zoological Animal Health and Husbandry

Aquatic Animal Health and Husbandry

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.

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