City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Animal Management

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This qualification is for learners who aim to gain employment within the animal care industry, or progress to an apprenticeship or a high level animal management qualification.

Course Information

This qualification can be studied as a one-year full-time course, or as part of a two-year, full-time study programme. The advanced technical certificate is a standalone qualification, but can form one half of the first year of the advanced technical extended diploma (720) in animal management should learners wish to complete the two-year programme. The course includes both practical and theoretical elements preparing learners for a career within the animal management sector or for further study.


Units / Modules

Modules include the following:

  • Biological systems
  • Animal Welfare and Breeding
  • Feeding and nutrition
  • Behaviour and communication
  • Animal health and husbandry
  • Health and Safety
  • Work experience

Benefits / Skills

Learners are taught by subject specialists who have worked in a variety of contexts within the animal management sector. In addition, learners have access to a wide variety of species, including small mammals and exotics, housed within our purpose built animal care centre. Learners will also undertake farm practicals at Home Farm within the Temple Newsam estate.

Assessment Types

The course is assessed via:

  • Exams
  • Synoptic assessments
  • Internally assessed module assignments

Entry Requirements

4 GCSE’s including English OR maths. Learners will have the opportunity to re-take 1 GCSE alongside this qualification.

Career Progression

The advanced technical certificate is the academic equivalent of one A -level, should learners complete the two- year programme, this will be the equivalent of 2 A -levels, allowing learners to progress on to higher education should they wish. Learners get the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to undertake a variety of careers within the animal management sector.

Course Details


1 year

Study Type

Full time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Fee (Adult)

£3,417   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

School of Land & Animal Sciences
Leeds City College
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