Animal Care & Management
Animal Management Level 3 at Askham Bryan College
The Animal Management courses at Middlesbrough and Saltaire focus on developing the knowledge, skills and experience required to work with a wide range of animals in the animal industry through both theory and practical teaching.
Course themes include how to care for, handle and manage a variety of animals, understanding animal health and how the animal body works. Students will also cover nutritional and accommodation requirements, behaviour and communication, exotic care and welfare, wildlife rehabilitation in addition to a specialist project. There are lectures, talks from guest speakers, visits, practical sessions in the colleges Animal Unit and work related experience. Students’ work is assessed continually throughout the course through formative assessment, assignment-based modules and summative exams.
Middlesbrough – Stewart Park
Middlesbrough campus is situated within Stewart Park, a 120 acre landmark within Middlesbrough which consists of mature woodland, arboretum and lakes. The college campus is within ‘Central Lodge’ – a Victorian stable block recently renovated through Heritage Lottery funding to transform it into an educational hub and home to a range of animals from livestock to reptiles and domestic mammals.
If you are a full-time student you are required to study up to 22 hours a week. These hours are made up by vocational animal modules, duties on the animal unit, student appraisal, employability and functional key skills. Between time-tabled hours there will be the opportunity to work on assignments and exam preparation. Students are also required to undertake work placement each academic year through an external provider.