This qualification is a two year, full-time course that specialises in the animal management sector. It is designed for students who wish to focus their studies on this sector, with a firm intention of progressing to employment in one of the wide variety of roles available. The new BTEC Nationals have been created in collaboration with employers and representatives from higher education and relevant professional bodies so you know that the content is up to date and that it includes the knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes required in the sector. Students will cover topics such as breeding and genetics, animal welfare, animal behaviour and practical animal husbandry.
The qualifications consists of eight mandatory units and seven optional units.
5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English Language, Maths and Double Science.
Assessment for this course takes the form of:
There are many roles in this sector where recruitment is at graduate level. The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses, for example:
This qualification will prepare students for direct employment in the animal management sector, and is suitable for those who wish to enter a particular specialist area of work, such as:
About the animal care sector
You may be required to provide your own overalls (available to purchase through the college for approximately £15) and a pair of wellington/steel toe-capped boots. Students may also purchase a Sheffield College animal care polo-shirt, however this is not a required/mandatory uniform.