Animal Management 19+

City & Guilds Advanced Technical Diploma , Level 3
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What Our Students Say

I think I’ve really enjoyed the fact that I’ve had to make new friendships, especially because I didn’t know anyone coming in – but after the first few weeks I think I’ve adapted to it really well.


“So the tutors are great for a number of reasons – they’re casual, you don’t feel like you’re being forced to do anything that’s uncomfortable, they’re not strict, they’ll have a laugh with you if you want to and they know how to get stuff done when they need to if we’re on a bit of a time crunch, but they also know how to have a bit of fun and not put pressure on you – and they’re great, they’re always there to give you information if you need it for at-home tasks and they’re always on Google Hangouts to message you if you need anything and they get back to you really quickly.”


“When I first came I didn’t know anybody at the college but because it’s people you’re surrounded by and people with similar interests to you, you do make friends quickly and you make really close friendships with people because you’re listening to the same things and you’re going through the same things, and you can help each other as well.”


Did you know!

  • Equivalent of one and a half A-levels in year 1, three A-levels in year 2
  • Undertake practicals with a variety of different species

Course Information


This qualification is for learners who aim to gain employment within the animal care industry, or progress to an apprenticeship or a high level animal management qualification. This course is specifically designed for adult learners that are looking for a career change or to progress onto HE.


This qualification can be studied as a one-year full-time course, or as part
of a two-year, full-time study programme. The advanced technical diploma is a
standalone qualification, but can form one half of the advanced technical
extended diploma in animal management should learners wish to complete the
two-year programme.

The course includes both practical and theoretical elements preparing
learners for a career within the animal management sector or for further study.
This course is delivered 2 days per week at Temple Newsam, there is however a
requirement for learners to complete work from home and engage with work

Transport to Temple Newsam

There is a campus bus organised by the department, this departs at 8.40am
from Leeds Bus Station and picks learners up at 4.30pm. The bus is payable
onboard or termly, the cost is £5 per learner per week. Learners can book the
bus when they have enrolled on a course with us. For learners on bursary they
will be issued a free bus pass once their bursary application is

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for learners that are 19+ and are looking at undertaking further study, progressing onto an HE qualification or looking for a career change.

Course units/modules

Modules include the following:

  • Biological systems
  • Animal Welfare and Breeding
  • Feeding and nutrition
  • Behaviour and communication
  • Animal health and husbandry
  • Exotics
  • Pet Allied Services
  • Animal training
  • Health and Safety
  • Work experience

These are just examples of modules learners will undertake and are subject to change.

Benefits and skills

Learners are taught by subject specialists who have worked in a variety of contexts within the animal management sector. In addition, learners have access to a wide variety of species, including small mammals and exotics, housed within our purpose built animal care centre. Learners will also undertake farm practicals at Home Farm within the Temple Newsam estate.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s including English, maths and science or academic equivalent qualification.

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

Learners are able to progress onto the City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management or the Foundation Degree in Animal Management and Behaviour. There are also progression opportunities for employment or apprenticeships.

Assessment types

The course is assessed via:

  • Exams
  • Synoptic assessments
  • Internally assessed module assignments

Course details

Duration: 1 year
Start Date: 09/09/2024
Study Type: Full time
Course Code: 78829-01
Fees (Adult): £4,425

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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