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Animal Management (Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Certificate) — Full-time)

Course outline

This course is perfect if you want to work with animals, either directly hands-on or within wider allied services or businesses.

It is designed to provide you with a wide range of specialist technical practical skills and detailed knowledge and understanding, which will equip you to seek a diverse range of employment opportunities or to further learning within the animal management industries.

Topics include:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Husbandry and handling
  • Nutrition and feeding
  • Animal behaviours and communication
  • Breed development, breeding and welfare
  • Biology
  • Animal nursing
  • Zoological collections
  • Wildlife and rehabilitation
  • Kennel and cattery management
  • Pet allied services
  • Work related experience

You can expect to develop specific technical and professional knowledge and skills both in college and at local animal centres including Stonebridge City Farm and Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2023/24.

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Location Date
664 Nuthall Road

Start: Monday 4th September 2023

Course code: C035819 / Q035820


City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Certificate in Animal Management


2 years

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You will need four GCSEs including English Language, Maths and Science at grades 4/C or above.

Teaching & assessment

You will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence, unit assignments, practical assessments, and exams.


You may want to advance to higher education and could study courses such as:

  • Animal Management Foundation Degree
  • BSc (Hons) in Animal Management
  • BSc (Hons) in Animal Management with Wildlife and Conservation

There are a vast number of career options in the industry – whether you would like to be an Animal Carer, an Animal Welfare Officer, a Dog Groomer, a Farm Worker, a Horse Riding Instructor, a Kennel Assistant, a Park Ranger, a Veterinary Nurse or a Zoo Keeper – there are many choices available to you.

Animal nutrition is a growing area with opportunities in animal health, feed development and sales. Local government and animal enforcement organisations employ graduates to protect the welfare of pets, livestock and leisure animals like those used for racing and riding.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

Our Animal Science department

Meet our Animal Science students. They explain why they chose their courses, what the courses entail, and what they enjoy. You can see the range of animals we have, that our students get hands-on experience with to get future ready.