Course Code: SS1FE005 Animal Science - Level 3 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 02 Sep 2024 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryPrepare for university and/or a career in the growing area of animal science with this new and exciting Level 3 Extended Certificate. Through a range of practical and theory sessions, you will learn the specifics of animal biology, interaction, training, behaviour, grooming and conservation. 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. Entry Requirements5 GCSEs grade 4 or above including maths A successful interview with a tutor The ability to study independently A genuine interest in the subject Good communication skills Hardworking approach towards the industry All applicants are advised to attend an interview with a programme tutor. Qualification ObtainedBTEC National Extended Certificate in Animal Management Industry Placement and Field TripsA relevant work placement is required as part of the programme and we aim to provide a number of trips during the course which are relevant to this field of study. Learning and Teaching MethodsWe 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. Assessment MethodsYou will be assessed using a variety of methods throughout the course and will receive regular informal and formal feedback enabling you to continuously improve the work you submit. You will be asked to undertake coursework, develop a portfolio and take exams as part of this programme. Your final result will be aggregated from your performance across a number of key elements which will be both internally assessed and externally verified. Other Costs and Equipment NeededAny required equipment is provided as part of the programme, although students are recommended to have a pair of study boots/shoes and a weather-proof coat. Tuition Fees Some courses are fully funded for adult learners and for those that aren't, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan. You may also be eligible for financial support which can include help with childcare. To check if you're eligible and to apply for financial help, please visit our page on Fees and Finance for Adult Learners. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Pearson Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and ProgressionThere are lots of jobs available working with animals including: Dog training and care Animal rescue work Animal behaviour and welfare Animal conservation You might be interested in progressing to our BSc (Hons) Marine Biology, delivered at our University Centre in Blackpool and awarded by Lancaster University.