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Animal Management Professional Certificate Level 4

Course Overview

The Professional Certificate consists of 60 credits that are selected from a specific combination of three 20 credit modules within the BSc (Hons) Animal Management, Ecology and Conservation programme offered at Bridgwater and Taunton College, Cannington Campus. The Professional Certificate is level 4 study.

It has been developed as a broad-based short programme to attract learners that 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 undertake THREE modules. 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. You would also be expected to attend Academic Development sessions to help your studies.

Modules could include:

  • Management of Captive Animals
  • Enclosure and Enrichment Design
  • Animal Health Diagnostics

Course Overview

Course Overview

The Professional Certificate consists of 60 credits that are selected from a specific combination of three 20 credit modules within the BSc (Hons) Animal Management, Ecology and Conservation programme offered at Bridgwater and Taunton College, Cannington Campus. The Professional Certificate is level 4 study.

It has been developed as a broad-based short programme to attract learners that 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 undertake THREE modules. 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. You would also be expected to attend Academic Development sessions to help your studies.

Modules could include:

  • Management of Captive Animals
  • Enclosure and Enrichment Design
  • Animal Health Diagnostics

Assessment

Assessment Methods

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, a project which allows independent research in a topic of interest, developed with staff on the programme.

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

You could progress to the You could progress to the Foundation Degree or BSc (Hons) qualifications in Animal Management, Ecology and Conservation after successfully completing the Professional Certificate award, Recognition of Prior Certificated Learning (RPCL) can be gained for modules already studied and passed within the Professional Certificate in Animal Management qualification. RPCL can be gained if you have successfully passed the modules within 5 years of gaining the qualification. Or you could undertake further study at another university.

Entry Requirements

  • The nature of this study requires GCSEs at grade 4 and above in English language and mathematics or equivalent qualification(s)
  • Applicants with English as their second language must have a minimum IELTS Level 6 or equivalent
  • Potential learners will be expected to attend an interview to discuss their current skills and potential module selection.

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24th April 2024