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Animal Management and Science (T Level)

Shuttleworth Animal Sciences HE


Animal Management and Science (T Level)

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in the animal care and management sector. On this course learners will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the animal management industry.

This course is designed to help prepare you for working within a range of roles within the animal sector, as well are for studying Higher Education. At Shuttleworth College we house over 400 different species of animals within the Zoological Educational Centre which also holds a Zoo Licence.

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Course information

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Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grades 9-4 including English, Maths and Science OR similar at Level 2 including English, Maths and Science.

What qualification will I gain?

T Level Technical Qualification in Animal Management and Science.

How will I be assessed?
  • Regular formative assessments
  • Exams
  • Synoptic practical assessments
  • Employer set projects
  • Work experience
Work placement

9 weeks of work placement at an industry placement.

Course content

What will I study?

You will study:

Common core content

  • Working within the sector
  • Professional responsibilities, attitudes and behaviours
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Business management
  • Project management

Animal Management core pathway content

  • Health and safety principles
  • Sustainability
  • Biosecurity
  • Supply chain
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Biological cells and tissues
  • Nutrition
  • Animal behaviour

Occupational Specialism content

  • Research methods, data handling and processing
  • Reproductive technology
  • Genetics
  • Ethics
  • Classification
  • Evolution and natural selection
  • Conservation
  • Captive breeding and population management
  • Animal welfare
  • Health and disease
  • Handling and restraint
  • Accommodation design, maintenance and enrichment
  • Laboratory skills
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology

Next steps

Course progression:

Degree level qualifications

  • Zoology
  • Veterinary nursing
  • Animal science
  • Ecology and conservation
  • Bioveterinary sciences
  • Animal physiotherapy
  • Animal nutrition
Career progression:
  • Trainee veterinary nurse
  • Animal technician
  • Laboratory technician
  • Research assistant
  • Animal centre assistant
  • Trainee zookeeper
  • Animal care assistant

Additional information

Equipment needed:
  • Steel toe capped boots and wellingtons
  • Overalls (navy blue)
Available Courses
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 16/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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Fees: Fee notes: T Level courses are for 16-19 year old who have completed their GCSEs.

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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Any questions?

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Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.