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Animal Management Level 4 Professional Certificate

Course Overview

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 for 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 could include:

  • Management and Conservation of Mammals
  • Applied Animal Welfare and Ethics
  • Animal Health Diagnostics
  • Field and Behavioural Monitoring Techniques
  • Management and Conservation of Captive and Wild Exotics
  • Enclosure and Enrichment Design
  • Evolution and Behavioural Ecology

Course Overview

Course Overview

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 for 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 could include:

  • Management and Conservation of Mammals
  • Applied Animal Welfare and Ethics
  • Animal Health Diagnostics
  • Field and Behavioural Monitoring Techniques
  • Management and Conservation of Captive and Wild Exotics
  • Enclosure and Enrichment Design
  • Evolution and Behavioural Ecology

Student Spotlight

Sam Newport, Animal Management and Wildlife Conservation BSc (Hons)

We have access to fantastic facilities – much better than other universities I’ve visited. We also benefit from the other facilities on campus, including the Animal Management Centre, the Equestrian Centre, and the College Farm. The teaching pattern is flexible, which fits around my childcare arrangements. I feel as if UCS has been a smart choice for my studies.

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, case studies, essays, vivas, oral presentations, posters or video diaries.

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

You could progress to the You could progress to the Foundation Degree or BSc (Hons) qualifications in Animal Management and Wildlife Conservation after successfully completing the Professional Certificate award, 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)
  • Potential learners will be expected to attend an interview to discuss their current skills and potential module selection
  • Applicants with English as their second language must have a minimum IELTS Level 6 or equivalent.

Fees

The current fee for 2020/21 entry to this course is £2,850* per academic year of study.

The fee for 2021/22 entry to this course will be set during Spring 2021.

For more information regarding course fees, please read our ‘Fees and Funding’ page.

*Fees are subject to review annually. The fees for existing students may be increased annually in line with the Retail Price Index.

Policies and Regulations

Bridgwater Graduation 2020

12th March 2021