What you'll Learn

You will learn the Certificate in Practical Animal Care Skills Level 3 before moving onto the  Subsidiary Diploma in Animal Management Level 3 during the second half on the duration.  You will gain an in-depth insight into the techniques and science of animal management. Topics covered are; animal biology, animal husbandry and animal nutrition. You will gain practical experience, from wildlife surveys to animal training.

Units include:

  • Manage animal accommodation
  • Animal anatomy and physiology
  • Understand and interpret animal behaviour and communication
  • Understand and promote animal health
  • Plan and monitor animal feeding
  • Understand the principles of animal biology

Ideal If

You have some experience in Animal Care or have previously gained a Level 2 qualification and want to develop your skills to be a senior employee or manager. This course will prepare you for higher-level training.

A placement within the animal care sector is required.

What to expect

Within our Animal Care centre we have a wide range of small animals to support your practical learning. For each unit your assessor observes and asks questions as you perform different tasks, creating a portfolio of formal evidence.

A work placement within the animal care sector is required for this course.

What next

The Subsidiary Diploma in Animal Management Level 3 is designed to help you find work within the animal care sector and prepare you for Higher Education, these qualifications attract UCAS points.

This qualification could support you to find employment opportunities which include:

  • Animal Management Technician
  • Assess or teach animal care
  • Grooming services
  • Aquarium specialist
  • Wildlife or Zoo keeper
  • Reptile keeper


Full Course Cost = £4,425.00

Fully Funded = £0.00 (for eligible students)

Reduced Fees / Co-Funded = Not applicable to this course

Advanced Learner Loans are available!

This qualification cannot be completed via an Apprenticeship


11 Months