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HND Animal Management (Animal Behaviour and Welfare) (part-time)

Key course information

Agriculture, Animals and Land Based


4 years

University Level


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Course Overview

This course is designed to help students secure the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career within the animal industries.The course offers the opportunity to develop professional standards alongside underpinning knowledge as well as covering a wide scope of topics that will support a range of careers within the industry.This course would also be suitable for applicants interested in a wide range of potential careers e.g. Animal Health, Welfare Officers, Rehoming and Rescue Centres, Technicians, Zookeepers etc.The awarding body for this course is Pearson and click on the link below to find out more information about Higher National qualifications:

What will I learn?

Modules covered are likely to include:

Anatomy and Physiology
Animal Behaviour in Society
Animal Health and Welfare
Animal Husbandry
Animal Nursing
Animal Nutrition
Business and the Business Environment
Managing a Successful Project
Applied Animal Behaviour
Biological Principles
Breeding and Genetics
Companion Animal and Human Interactions
Evolution and Adaption
Research Project
Work Experience
Wildlife Conservation

Please note:

Modules and course content are subject to change.

Entry Requirements

At least 4 GCSEs at grade C (4) or above including English and Maths (or equivalent level 2 qualifications) plus one or more of the following:

48 UCAS Tariff Points from an appropriate level 3 vocational programme (e.g. BTEC National Diploma) or GCE AS / A Level or a 6 unit Vocational A Level.

Success in an Access to Higher Education course.

Formally assessed outcomes acquired through APEL.

Applications from mature candidates are welcomed and considered on an individual basis.

Where English is not the applicant's first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent qualification will normally be required.

Applicants without the qualifications specified above will be considered on the basis of their ability to study the subject at the required level.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Continual assessment across the course includes written assignments e.g. posters, reports, case studies, presentations and seminars.

The emphasis is on assessment coursework but you may have to complete short in class tests / exams to support the completion of criteria and test your understanding within class.

On successful completion of this course, you will achieve an HND in Animal Management (Behaviour & Welfare), awarded by Pearson.

Additional Costs and Information

You may be required to attend an interview and if you wish to apply for this course, you can apply directly via the college's website.

You can contact the college on (+44) 01225 756200 or email for more information.

The cost of this programme is £3,065 per year.

You may be expected to obtain relevant textbooks as recommended by individual lecturers.

There may be some additional charges for educational trips and visits, but these are still to be confirmed.

The Office for Students (OfS), the new independent regulator for Higher Education in England, has confirmed that Wiltshire College is successfully registered as a provider for Higher Education and that students are eligible for funding and student support from Student Finance England. Please visit for more information.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Agriculture, Animals and Land Based

Career Opportunities

  • Stock Person
  • Dairy Person
  • Zookeeper

  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Groom
  • Tree Surgeon

Grooms who work with competition or racehorses will get many opportunities to travel both in the UK and abroad

Agriculture is the single largest employer in the world

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