Animal Science - Level 3 Triple Diploma
Course Code: ES1FE0017
Prepare for university and/or a career in the growing area of animal science with this exciting new Level 3 Triple Diploma. Through a range of practical and theory sessions, you will learn the specifics of animal biology, interaction, training, behaviour, grooming and conservation. A relevant work placement will allow you to develop your employability skills and there is even the opportunity to demonstrate your learning with your own pet at home. Delivered in excellent facilities by a highly qualified team of tutors and technicians, the course features guaranteed progression to our BSc (Hons) Marine Biology (subject to completion criteria).
To do this course, you will need GCSE Science, Maths and English at minimum grade 4 (previously grade C), or equivalent
If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
We use a variety of learning and teaching methods, designed to emphasise the link between knowledge and application. These include lectures, demonstrations, practical investigations, seminars, workshops, tutorials, project work, supervised independent learning, open and resource-based learning, online learning and a work placement.
Teaching is both tutor-led and student-led, with group work playing a part as well as individual learning to provide a well-rounded learning experience that caters for different learning styles.
The course comprises a total of 400 timetabled hours and you will be expected to devote an additional 100 hours to online learning.
Work Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.