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Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc)*

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Animal Management Foundation Degree (FdSc) (Full time)

This course will provide you with high quality, broad-based training in animal related biological sciences. You’ll study a mixture of practical, scientific, technical and business principles to prepare you for a career in animal management and give you a thorough understanding of the field.

The brand new Shuttleworth Zoological centre is a first of its kind within the state education system to accommodate a biosphere. A wide variety of species of taxa from Avian, Amphibia, Reptilian and Mammalian are housed in naturalistic enclosures enhancing student experience.

Course information

Entry requirements
  • 32–48 UCAS tariff points including a
    relevant science area OR
  • Animal Management BTEC Level 3
    Extended Diploma OR
  • Equivalent Level 3 qualification
    including A-Levels
  • Applicants should hold a GCSE in English and maths at Grade C/4 or above.

We welcome applications from mature students who will be invited in for an interview and considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

Course content

Units you can study on the course will include: animal health and behaviour; animal husbandry; animals – their environment, management and sustainability; business and the animal industry experience; business enterprise
in the animal sector; investigating animals and their welfare; physiology and biotechnology; scientific methods for animal management.

Assessment methods

Assessments include computer-based exercises, presentations, class exercises, examinations, practical reports and practical skills assessments.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of this course you can progress on to our top-up course to achieve an Animal Science BSc (Hons) Degree (see page 35). You could also progress to employment in a relevant field: recent graduates have obtained employment at zoos and animal parks, in animal and medical research, in administration and in the teaching of animal related subjects.

Take the next step

Apply through UCAS

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Available Courses
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 02/10/2023
Type: HE
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Fees: £6,165.00 Fee notes: The fee indicated is for each year of the course.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

You could be eligible to take out a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. Click on the link below to find out more about the financial support available for our Higher Education courses.

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If you decide to pay for your course yourself, we also offer an affordable Direct Debit instalments option to help spread the cost of tuition fees (terms apply).

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.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.