Animal Management

City & Guilds Advanced Technical Certificate , Level 3
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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 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 certificate is
a standalone qualification, but can form one half of the first year of the
advanced technical extended diploma (720) 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.

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

Course units/modules

Modules include the following:

  • Biological systems
  • Animal Welfare and Breeding
  • Feeding and nutrition
  • Behaviour and communication
  • Animal health and husbandry
  • Health and Safety
  • Work experience

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

4 GCSE’s including English OR maths. Learners will have the opportunity to re-take 1 GCSE alongside this qualification.

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

The advanced technical certificate is the academic equivalent of one A -level, should learners complete the two- year programme, this will be the equivalent of 2 A -levels, allowing learners to progress on to higher education should they wish. Learners get the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to undertake a variety of careers within the animal management sector.

Assessment types

The course is assessed via:

  • Exams
  • Synoptic assessments
  • Internally assessed module assignments

Course details

Duration: 1 year
Start Date: 09/09/2024
Fees (16-18): No fee
Study Type: Full time
Course Code: 78823-01
Fees (Adult): £3,417

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

Employment Statistics

  • Animal care services occupations n.e.c.

    Average Salary
  • Inspectors of standards and regulations

    Average Salary

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