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Course Details

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Subtitle Higher National Diploma
Location Wakefield City Campus
Level Level 5
Start Date September
Duration 2 years
Time of Day Day
Mode of Study Full time
Awarding Body Pearson BTEC
Offering Code HDL5ANM1F000
UCAS Code DN32
Programme Design and Overview

The HND in Animal Management is a vocational programme designed to cover practical, theoretical and ethical aspects of the management of animals with the aim of providing the skills and knowledge students will need for a successful career or further study in a related field.

The course structure and has been selected provide a vocationally relevant learning environment and learning opportunities to meet the needs of local and regional students.

It has been designed to either enable learners to progress to a related degree programme or to make a direct entry to employment through the acquisition of practical skills and relevant underpinning knowledge.

These skills will be put to the test during a variety of visits, work placements and trips including residentials to both Europe and Africa.

Indicative Content

Year 1:

  • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Managing a Successful Project
  • Animal Behaviour in Society
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Nursing

Year 2:

  • Biological Principles
  • Research Project
  • Anthrozoology
  • Evolution and Adaptations
  • Advanced Patient Care
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Work Experience
Delivery Methods
  • Lectures
  • Practical work in animal units
  • Field trips
  • Tutor led tutorials
  • Laboratory work
  • External visits
  • Independent learning, study and research
  • Course Structure Classroom based: 70%
    Practical work: 20%
    Work placement: 10%
    Nature of Assessments on the Programme
    • Critical analytical evaluations
    • Essays
    • Laboratory reports
    • Observations
    • Presentations
    • Practical tests
    • Practical work
    • Reflective accounts
    • Research projects
    • Time constrained assignments
    • Written reports
    Entry Requirements • 64 UCAS points
    • BTEC Level 3 qualification in Animal Management
    • A Levels that demonstrate strong performance in relevant subjects and supported by GCSE grades at A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in English, Maths and Science
    • Other related Level 3 qualifications
    • Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
    • Related work experience
    • Mature students will be considered following interview
    • IELTS score 5.5
    Attendance Expectations 16 hours per week over three days.
    Fee Information

    These fees relate to 2020/21

    Tuition Fees: £6750.00  per year.

    All eligible full-time Home and EU undergraduate students are entitled to apply for affordable Student Loans and Grants towards their tuition fees. For more information, please visit:

    Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

    Additional Course Costs

    The following costs should be used as a guide only.

    Printing and photocopying costs:
    There is no charge for course hand-outs, handbooks etc. Students will receive a printing credit of £10 per annum from the University Centre, after which students will have to pay for extra credits.

    Library overdue charges:
    Overdue charges apply to all library loans to encourage you to return any resources you borrow on time. Overdue charges are 5p per day per book. There is no charge for e-books rentals.

    Graduation Ceremony:
    When you graduate, we will invite you to your graduation ceremony. It is free for you to attend, however, to take part you will need to pay to hire an academic robe to wear during the ceremony. Details can be found here:

    Financial Support Information For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.
    Further Study Upon successful completion of their studies students may choose to progress to university to further their studies by enrolling onto a top up degree programme.
    Career Opportunities Upon successful completion of their studies students will be equipped to enter a wide variety of roles in the industry including working in animal welfare, zoo management, education, conservation and health related areas.
    How to Apply

    Please complete a University application form.

    If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

    For Further Details

    Please contact Hellen Jordan 01924 789152 or email:

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    Course Groups (W) Higher Education, Vocational Course
    Subject Area (W) Animal Care
    Client Group (W) 19+
    Search Ref (W) 59382
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    Information last amended: 20 May 2020 11:48