Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate / Diploma in Animal Management


Working with animals is a rewarding and fulfilling career. By studying animal management, you will take an important step in gaining knowledge about animals; their biology, behaviour and welfare. You will also develop your practical animal husbandry skills, to become an efficient and impactful worker.

The Level 3 Animal Management course is a broad introduction to the exciting and interesting world of animal studies. The course gives students a wide base of knowledge on the subject of animals, covering their physiology, behaviour patterns and welfare requirements. The course also prepares students for working in the animal industries by covering the principles of practical animal management such as their
feeding, housing and training. Studying at Walford will give students the opportunity to work with our animal collection which houses a wide variety of species including small mammals, exotic reptiles, bird of prey, and others. By completing this course, students will be knowledgeable, experienced and importantly; employable. After completion, Level 3 Animal Management, students will be able to progress into working with domestic animals, perhaps in kennels and catteries, or working with exotic animals, such as in a zoological collection. Students will also be able to progress from this course into more specialised study at university.

City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management

2 years

Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.
Study options may include:
• Foundation/bachelor’s degrees in animal sciences (zoology, conservation, behaviour, biology)
• Veterinary nursing qualifications (at university, or in practice)
• Apprenticeships and higher apprenticeships in animal management
Employment options may include:
• Animal welfare assistant
• Zoo keeper
• Conservation practitioner
• Veterinary nurse (subject to further qualification)
• Animal groomer (subject to further qualification)

You may also like….
• Level 3 Agriculture
• Level 3 Equine Management

Course Costs
Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course.
There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs.

Aged 16-18 years
There are no tuition or examination fees

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course)
Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please telephone 01691 688029 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.

What does this subject include?

Topics you will cover include:

  • Small Animal Rehabilitation
  • Wildlife & Ecology Conservation
  • Animal Nursing
  • Principles of Biology
  • Business Management
  • Exotic Animal Management

What is the structure of the course?

The course provides the experience, knowledge and qualifications necessary for success in a wide range of responsible jobs in the animal care industry or progression on to Higher Education.

What are the entry requirements?

You must be 16 years of age and ideally have
one of the following:

  • Level 2 in Animal Care
  • 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above
  • An appropriate NVQ Level 2 programme
  • A mature student demonstrating commitment to the course

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