Coleg Sir Gâr Carmarthenshire College

      Animal Management L3

      Coleg Sir Gâr Carmarthenshire College
      In Carmarthen

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      Typology Course
      Location Carmarthen (Wales)
      Duration 2 Years
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      • Course
      • Carmarthen (Wales)
      • Duration:
        2 Years
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        Different dates available

      The City & Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management is equivalent to `A` level standard and encompasses both practical and academic study. Students are involved in the study, care and breeding of the animals on site as well as having the opportunity to study animals at off site locations. Visits are sometimes arranged to specialist animal establishments to broaden students' knowledge of the animal care industry.  This Level 3 qualification is designed to meet the needs of learners who may wish to work within the animal management / environmental industry or progress to further training or onto higher education in these or related subjects. It allows learners to develop underpinning knowledge whilst practicing skills that could be used within employment in the landbased industry. The course includes eight weeks compulsory work experience over two years. Learners will complete a 90 credit Diploma in year 1 and subject to satisfactory progress a 120 credit Diploma or 180 credit Extended Diploma in year 2. As part of the programme learners will also complete Essential Skills Communication, Application of Number and ICT. Opportunities will also be provided for GCSEs in English and Mathematics.

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      Jobs Well Road,, SA31 3HY, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Wales
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      Starts Different dates available
      Jobs Well Road,, SA31 3HY, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Wales
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      To take into account

      · Who is it intended for?

      Progression and Employment: This qualification is an excellent basis for progression into higher education and to careers in all aspects of the animal care industry. Successful learners who achieve the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management have the opportunity to progress onto the Foundation Degree in Animal Science or the BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour & Welfare validated by The University Of Wales Trinity Saint David, delivered at Coleg Sir Gar Pibwrlwyd Campus. Potential career routes include: kennel and cattery management, grooming, animal welfare, ecology and conservation work, animal nursing assistants, animal charities, specialist animal breeding, animal technician, animal rescue and rehabilitation work.

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      What you'll learn on the course

      Communication Training
      Animal Care
      IT Management
      Skills and Training

      Course programme

      Programme Features:

      • The state of the art newly designed Pibwrlwyd animal unit encompasses a specialist aquatics room housing a range of freshwater tropical, marine and coldwater aquatic species, an exotics unit housing a broad range of reptile, amphibian and invertebrate species, a small mammal room housing both domesticated and exotic mammal species, a dog grooming room, and an aviary housing a number of bird species, rabbits and guinea pigs
      • Field trips and visits are sometimes arranged as part of the course and relate directly to the assignments and research that needs to be undertaken by the students in order to achieve certain units
      • Pibwrlwyd campus also includes a number of wildlife habitats for students to study including an area of untouched woodland, the river Nant Pibwr, a wildlife pond, hedgerows, and grassland
      • Learners may need to record observations of animal behaviour when monitoring livestock or conducting wildlife population monitoring, and habitat surveys; students must have their own camera for visits and practical sessions in order to collect evidence for their assignments / portfolios
      • Learners have access to learning support provided by the Study Support Centre.
      • Elected student representatives put forward the views of the class and discuss matters relating to the course during regular course team meetings. Meetings are held each term between staff and students representatives

      Programme Content:

      To achieve the C&G Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management, learners are required to achieve 70 credits from the mandatory units and a further 110 credits from the selection of other units that will be delivered by the college each year. A total of 180 credits is required to achieve the qualification. 90 credits gained at Level 3 Diploma level contribute to this total. The selection of units to be delivered by the college each academic year is made by the Animal Studies team and is dependent on course needs, staff availability and resources.

      Mandatory Units:

      • Unit 301 - Understand and Promote Animal Health (10 credits)
      • Unit 302 - Manage Animal Accommodation (5 credits)
      • Unit 303 - Understand Animal Anatomy and Physiology (10 credits)
      • Unit 304 - Plan and Monitor Animal Feeding (5 credits)
      • Unit 305 - Understand the Principles of Animal Biology (10 credits)
      • Unit 306 - Undertake Animal Handling and Safe Working (10 credits)
      • Unit 307 - Undertake and Review Work Related Experience in the Land-based Industries (10 credits)
      • Unit 308 - Undertake an Investigative Project in the Land-based Sector (10 credits)

      Optional Units:

      • Unit 309 - Business Management in the Land-based Sector (10 credits)
      • Unit 310 - Understand and Interpret Animal Behaviour and Communication (10 credits)
      • Unit 311 - Understand the Principles of Animal Nursing (10 credits)
      • Unit 312 - Understand Animal Welfare and Breed Development (10 credits)
      • Unit 313 - Undertake Dog Grooming (10 credits)
      • Unit 314 - Understand the Principles and Carry Out the Practice of Exotic Animal Health and Husbandry (10 credits)
      • Unit 316 - Undertake Pet Store Design and Animal Management (10 credits)
      • Unit 317 - Understand the Principles of Animal Breeding and Genetics (10 credits)
      • Unit 319 - Understand the Principles of Animal Nutrition (10 credits)
      • Unit 321 - Understand the Principles and Carry Out the Practice of Avian Health and Management (10 credits)
      • Unit 323 - Participate in Business Planning and Improvement in the Land-based Sector (10 credits)
      • Unit 324 - Understand the Principles of Aquatics Husbandry and Management (10 credits)
      • Unit 325 - Understand the Principles and Carry Out the Practice of Wildlife Population Surveys, Ecology and Conservation (10 credits)
      • Unit 326 - Understand and Undertake Wildlife Management and Rehabilitation (10 credits)
      • Unit 328 - Undertake Retail Merchandising for the Land-based Sector (10 credits)
      • Unit 329 - Undertake the Practices of Equine Health, Handling and Husbandry (10 credits)
      • Unit 333 - Understand the Principles of Inheritance and Genetic Manipulation (10 credits)

      Additional information

      Method of Assessment Students are assessed both practically and through written assignments, reports, presentations and written tests. At this level the student is also expected to undertake a major research investigation project in the environmental and landbased sector.

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