Level 3 Technical Qualification in Animal Management


Hadlow Campus

Start Date


Start Date


Start Date


The animal management unit is utilised throughout your course to help develop a wide range of skills. These include practical hands-on skills looking after animals and the wider skills needed in the workplace, such as teamwork and, in your second year, supervising others. These are achieved through practical sessions during your timetable and animal duties. Work experience and duties take place outside normal College hours and will include early morning duties, holidays and weekends throughout the course.

The following are examples of some of the topics students can expect to study within the course:

• Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths

Year 1

• Principles of health and safety
• Work experience
• Animal health and husbandry
• Animal feeding and nutrition
• Animal behaviour and communication
• Biological system of animals
• Animal welfare and breeding
• Exotic animal health and husbandry
• Small animal rehabilitation
• Business management in the land-based sector

Year 2

Students continuing into year two will chose options that are aligned to their chosen higher education or career route, streams available are:

• Animal management (Hadlow, Mottingham and Canterbury)
• Zoo management (Hadlow only)
• Wildlife and conservation (Mottingham and Canterbury)
• Animal science (Hadlow only)

Students will attend taught sessions where they will complete both written and practical work to develop their knowledge and skills. Students will keep a portfolio of practical work and a diary of work experience and employer engagement (trips and guest speakers) which will be assessed as part of their work experience unit. The course will be assessed by a small portfolio of assessments completed during independent study and a large synoptic assessment that will be completed under exam conditions from class notes. There will also be exams that cover some units and these will be sat during the year under exam conditions.

Students can progress onto one of our many Higher Education courses or directly into employment.

In addition to standard College equipment, students will need steel toe-capped boots, waterproof clothing, black cargo trousers and a Hadlow College jacket and t-shirt.
Advanced Learner Loan

    Hadlow Campus

    Canterbury Campus

    Mottingham Campus

  • 2 Years

    Full time

  • £8,000.00

  • Awarding body

    City & Guilds of London Institute

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs grades A*-C / 9-4 or equivalent (Level 2 Diploma), which must include GCSEs in English AND maths A*-C / 9-4 Grade. For those students who achieve four GCSEs A*-C/9-4, there is the option of a one year Diploma. Achievement of this at Merit or Distinction will allow progression onto the second year.