Animal Management HNC

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About this course

Working in the animal industry is an increasingly popular career choice. This one year course is designed for students wanting to work within the animal sector. It develops knowledge and understanding of the industry and individual animals as well as developing the research skills that are invaluable for working within a zoo or research environment.

With strong links with Dudley Zoo, Brockswood Animal Sanctuary, The Owl and Falconry Centre and The Animal Man group, students are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of work and animal experiences to enhance their learning throughout the programme.

Units include:

• Business Environment
• Animal Husbandry Management
• Animal Health and Welfare
• Research Project
• Animal Nutrition
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Principles of Ecology
• Exotics and the pet trade

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What are the entry requirements?

You will need to have UCAS points over 80 through one of the following routes: BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management (MMP or above) A levels, to include Biology or Access to HE Science. Plus GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above

Course assessment

This course is assessed through a series of written assignments with some practical work and presentations.

What's next?

Successful completion of this course would enable progression to an HND Animal Management programme or second year of a degree programme.

Where Can I Learn More?

For more information on gaining this qualification at Dudley College of Technology please contact the learner services team at or phone 01384 363 363.

Please Note

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All courses are run subject to numbers, although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information shown above, Dudley College reserves the right to amend the content/arrangements therein as deemed necessary.

All fees quoted are normally per year, are the “standard” prices only and may be subject to change without notice. This applies to those who have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for at least 3 years prior to the start of the course, for a purpose other than full-time education. Unless directly specified, there are no additional costs associated with materials to be purchased or trips for this course.

Exceptions to the ”standard” prices may apply - see below for details and how to find out more:

  • Students under 16 years of age - contact the 14-16 Centre Manager on 01384 363 208.
  • Students aged 16-18 are not usually required to pay course fees on full or part-time courses. Contact the admissions team on 01384 363 333 for further details.
  • Non-standard UK/EU/EEA residents and international students - contact the international office on 01384 363 356 or email:


Initial Assessment

Please note that you may be asked to complete an initial assessment for any course that Dudley College offers.

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