The Professional Certificate consists of 60 credits that can be selected from a specific combination of three 20 credit modules within the BSc (Hons) Animal Management and Wildlife Conservation programme offered at University Centre Somerset.
This Level 4 award has been developed as a broad-based short programme to attract learners who would like to study general animal management theory and practical competencies that would be primarily for their own interest and education. The programme would also enable learners who have busy lifestyles or who are engaged in industry to undertake higher learning in a manageable format. In addition, the programme can prepare learners for further higher study and/or employment.
There are two 15 week semesters over the academic year. You would select THREE modules from the potential options. Each module is studied in a specific semester with a half day attendance. External research work and assessments are set to be completed outside of college.
Modules that could be offered are:
Teaching and Assessment
The modules are either assessed via 100% coursework or a combination of coursework and formal examination.
Coursework could comprise of written/practical reports, in-class tests, case studies, essays, vivas, oral presentations, posters, project which allows independent research in a topic of interest, developed with staff on the programme.
Progression OpportunitiesYou could progress to the Foundation Degree or BSc (Hons) qualifications. After successfully completing the Professional Certificate award, or you could undertake further study at another university.