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.
There will also be exams that cover some units and these will be sat during both years under exam conditions.
Employability and technical skills are gained such as cognitive and problem solving skills (critical thinking), interpersonal skills (communication, working collaboratively), intrapersonal skills (self-management, adaptability).
The qualification also encourages students to learn independently, research methodically and give presentations to groups, these are transferable skills to use in employment.
Whilst working on the AMU at Hadlow College students will gain experience in working with a range of species including hoof stock, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians and aquatic species. Level 3 students will also gain experience of supervising students.
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.
Work experience – 45 days per year, scheduled in blocks throughout academic year.
Trips – three day trips and one study tour per year.
This program will prepare you for employment within the animal management industry and give you a basis for further study at degree level should you wish.
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. Work experience and duties take place outside normal College hours and will include early morning duties, holidays and weekends throughout the course.
School leavers and people who wish to have a career change working within the animal management industry.