C&G Animal Management - level 3

City & Guilds Level 3 Animal Management (Single, double or triple).

This qualification is aimed at students who may wish to work in the animal management or training industry, or progress to further learning and /or training in this sector. Career progression may include an Advanced Apprenticeship in Animal Management, or a related university degree. Students will gain a broad scientific and practical introduction to handling and caring for a range of farm, small and exotic animals, together with related work experience. Only upon successful completion of the first year, will students be invited to complete the second year of the qualification.

Subject requirements:

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at 5 or above, including English Language or Maths and Science.

Teacher contact - Miss E Blakey 

Course Content 

The following units are compulsory for single option students:

  • 301- Understand and promote animal health

In addition, these units are mandatory for double option students:

  • 302- Manage animal accommodation
  • 304- Plan and monitor animal feeding
  • 305- Understand the principles of animal biology
  • 306- Undertake animal handling and safe working
  • 307- Undertake and review work related experience

In addition there will be optional units, which may be adjusted to reflect the student cohort:

  • 303- Understand animal anatomy and physiology
  • 310- Understand and interpret animal behaviour and communication
  • 311- Understand the principles of animal nursing 

Assessment Criteria 

To gain this qualification, students will complete the following assessments:

  • Internally marked assessments for each unit both practical and theoretical
  • A work experience portfolio

Please note this course is one year only in the first instance. Only upon successful completion of the first year, will students be invited to complete the second year qualification.

Exam Board: City and Guilds, Course code: 0074-03

Are you interested in: 

  • A career with animals?
  • A career in the land-based sector?
  • Working in more practical ways?
  • Developing skills in managing animals?
  • Understanding more about farming and animal husbandry?
  • Furthering your education with an animal based course at university?

Leading to a career in:

  • Employment in the land-based sector
  • Employment with animals
  • Apprenticeships in farming/sciences
  • Undergraduate science courses
  • Undergraduate animal courses

This subject goes well with:

  • Environmental Science
  • Health and Social Care
  • Biology