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Animal Management (Extended) Diploma Level 3

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Expand your knowl­edge across a range of sub­ject areas in the Ani­mal Care and Man­age­ment indus­tries includ­ing ani­mal health, anato­my and phys­i­ol­o­gy, ani­mal wel­fare, breed devel­op­ment, ani­mal nutri­tion, hus­bandry, ecol­o­gy and con­ser­va­tion and wildlife pop­u­la­tions. Com­pul­so­ry work place­ments will sup­port your pro­gres­sions to uni­ver­si­ty or into indus­try with invalu­able prac­ti­cal experience.


Entry Require­ments

5 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above includ­ing Eng­lish, maths and sci­ence, or for stu­dents with a Lev­el 2 Ani­mal Care Diplo­ma a Mer­it pass plus GCSE Eng­lish and maths at grade 4/C or above and a Dis­tinc­tion in Biol­o­gy .

We will review each appli­ca­tion on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suit­able for you. 

One of the ways we do this is through a very effec­tive 6 weeks to suc­cess pro­gramme’ that oper­ates from the first day you start your course. This includes sup­port such as (but not lim­it­ed to):

  • Allow­ing you to change cours­es if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks — sub­ject to course availability 
  • Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too hard — sub­ject to course availability 
  • One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well
Our course enquiries and admis­sions team can be con­tact­ed at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any fur­ther questions.

Poten­tial Future Career

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course you can progress on the HND in Ani­mal Man­age­ment at Uni­ver­si­ty Cen­tre Peter­bor­ough, oth­er degrees at Uni­ver­si­ty, or careers such as:

  • Zoo work
  • Ani­mal Behaviourist 
  • Ani­mal Wel­fare Inspector 
  • Pet Shop Manager 
  • Ani­mal Charities 
  • Vet­eri­nary occupations

Course Con­tent

You will study 7 units in your first aca­d­e­m­ic year including:

  • Ani­mal Biol­o­gy (Exam Based)
  • Ani­mal Wel­fare and Ethics (Exam Based)
  • Prac­ti­cal Ani­mal Husbandry
  • Ani­mal Behaviour
  • Ani­mal Health and Disease
  • Human Ani­mal Interaction
  • Zoo­log­i­cal Ani­mal Health and Husbandry

In the sec­ond year, units stud­ied will be:

  • Ani­mal Breed­ing and Genet­ics (Exam Based)
  • Board­ing Establishments
  • Work Expe­ri­ence
  • Inves­tiga­tive Project
  • Advanced Ani­mal Nutrition
  • Prin­ci­ples of Ani­mal Nursing
  • Exot­ic Ani­mal Husbandry
  • Wildlife Ecol­o­gy and Con­ser­va­tion Management


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The real hands-on expe­ri­ences I have gained work­ing with a range of species at Col­lege has allowed me to con­tin­ue my stud­ies and become a Vet­eri­nary Nurse.

Tom Curnow



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