C&G Animal Management - level 3

City & Guilds Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma (Single and Double). 

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 trailing 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 and small animals, together with related work experience. 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. 

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: 

  • Principles of health and safety 
  • Work related experience in land-based industries 
  • Animal health and husbandry 
  • Animal feeding and nutrition 
  • Animal behaviour and communication 
  • Biological systems of animals 
  • Animal welfare and breeding 

Students follow these optional units, although these can be amended to reflect the interests of a particular student cohort: 

  • Animal nursing 
  • Animal training or kennel & cattery management 
  • Small animal rehabilitation 

Assessment Criteria 

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

  • Internally marked assessments for each unit 
  • A work experience portfolio 
  • An externally sat examination may be required.

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 secondyear qualification.

Exam Board: City and Guilds 

Are you interested in: 

  • A career with animals? 
  • A career in the land-based sector 
  • Building your scientific thinking?
  • Working in more practical ways? 
  • Understanding more about farming and animal husbandry? 

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 

This qualification is subject to confirmation of central funding.