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Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Animal Management

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Learn to work safely around animals, plan feeding and nutrition, and carry out animal husbandry with our Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Animal Management at Writtle College.

If you have a passion for animal care and want to work in the industry, this course is for you.

It will give you the practical skills and knowledge you need to seek employment, or progress to further learning or training.

As a student at Writtle College you’ll use our animal studies centre, with its aquatic, reptile and companion animal rooms. It’s part of our rural campus that’s also home to horses, livestock and a working farm.

It’s part of our rural campus that’s also home to horses, livestock and a working farm.

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Hands-on learning

Join an Animal Management course at Writtle College and:

  • study on our 150-hectare campus with its specialist animal centres and working farm
  • take part in animal handling practicals involving work with a wide range of domesticated and captive species
  • help to support animals’ basic living and nutrition needs
  • go on study trips and gain experience through a short work placement.

Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • make full use of facilities including library and IT resources
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.

Awarding body

City & Guilds

City & Guilds is the global leader in skills development and apprenticeship schemes with 2 million learners working on diverse qualifications every year.

Careers and educational progression

Having completed our Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate, you’ll be ready to work in the animal care and management industries. Potential jobs include:

  • Animal care worker
  • Animal care assistant
  • Maintenance worker in an animal care setting
  • Apprentice in an animal care business

Or you might choose to continue your studies, by progressing to Year 2 of our Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management (720). This, in turn, can lead to degree-level study.

Apply now for Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Animal Management

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