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.
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 (BlueCross, Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, local veterinary clinics etc.) 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 be enabled to excel in the animal care, management and/or science sector with real opportunities to succeed both in employment, self-employment or within further higher education studies and research.
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.
Award: FdSc Professional Qualification 2 Years Full Time Taught in English