This two-year programme is aimed at those who wish to work with animals in a managerial or supervisory capacity, or who wish to progress onto higher education. Entrants will normally have some experience of working with companion animals. The programme develops both technical knowledge and practical skills through lectures, practicals, demonstrations, visits and one day per week at work placement. Students will be assessed through coursework, exams and practical assessments. The BTEC Extended Diploma in Animal Management with science is an excellent preparation for higher education or employment in animal collections, pet shops, rescue centres, animal charities and welfare organisations. Study programmes include a minimum of compulsory work experience hours achieved through one day a week or block placements. The amount of hours required is dependent on the study programme.
All students aged 16-18 on our Level 2 & Level 3 programmes will now have to take part in an exciting and compulsory 50-day industry placement programme alongside completion of their vocational course. The programme will give you the chance to gain valuable skills in a real working environment whilst being paired with your ideal employer. This programme is aimed at those who wish to work with animals in a managerial or supervisory capacity, or who wish to progress onto higher education. Employment may be as a manager or supervisor within a variety of animal collections, an animal technician in a breeding, research or educational organisation, an animal welfare officer/inspector, a pet store manager, or an assistant zoo keeper. Students achieving a merit or distinction at Extended Diploma may be able to progress to the Foundation Degree in Applied Animal Behaviour and Conservation or our Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing. See College HE prospectus.
Suitability - Who should attend?
Students will normally be at least 16 years old on entry and have: 4 GCSE passes at grade C or above, ideally to include Science, Mathematics and English; Level 2 Technical Diploma in Animal Care at Merit level or above, and GCSE maths and English at grade 4 or above. Mature applicants who do not possess any of the above qualifications will be considered individually.
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Plumpton College - Apprenticeship Training
Plumpton College is a specialist land-based College offering outstanding indoor and outdoor facilities at our main 800-hectare site plus our other superb Out Centres. You'll be able to develop your skills and knowledge at our inspirational sites. Offering a variety...
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