Animal Science - Level 3
Course Code: ES1FE0019
With the endless benefits of animals being used in medicine and health care, the North West has become an area of high growth for careers in the animal industry (EMSI, 2017).
This course is designed to provide school leavers with the skills necessary to apply for a wide variety of careers working with animals, including guaranteed progression onto our Marine Biology BSc (Hons) degree programme, subject to completion criteria.
Students will learn about specifics of animal biology, interaction, training, behaviour and grooming, and conservation through a range of practical and theoretical sessions. You will develop employability skills in partnership with local work experience placements and will be required to demonstrate your learning with your own pet as part of the course!
The science team consists of enthusiastic and student-focused staff, who are fully committed to the success of the students and the overall success of the course.
You will need GCSE Science at grade 4 (previously grade C) and GCSE Maths and English at grades 4-5/C, or equivalent qualifications.
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, e-learning and work placements.
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 to different learning styles.
The course comprises 400 hours of lectures and you will be expected to devote an additional 100 hours to blended (online) learning.
Work Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of adult 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.
Read our tuition fees guide.