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Level: 3

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This is an ideal course for anyone who would like to work in the animal care industry. Combining theory and practical work, it includes a period of industry experience. You will build your practical skills and theory knowledge through working with a wide variety of animals on our animal unit and also through work experience placements in the animal care industry.

The Level 3 Certificate in Animal Management is a one-year course aimed at internal students wishing to upskill to progress to either apprenticeships or employment.

Entry requirements

You must be aged 16-18.

You need a Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care completed at Derby College to a Pass standard.

You also need evidence of good attendance and attitude on your Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care.

Course Content

Students will complete units to the value of 30 credits (180 guided learning hours). They will also be required to study English and/or Maths if these have yet to be achieved at grades C/4.

You will study the following units:

  • Manage Animal Accommodation
  • Plan and Monitor Animal Feeding
  • Undertake Animal Handling and Safe Working
  • Understand and Interpret Animal Behaviour and Communication


How will I be assessed?

To be assessed, you will build a portfolio of assignments and undertake practical assessments throughout the year. Each assessment will be internally marked and your completed portfolio will be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade.


Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Safety boots or steel toe-cap wellingtons
  • Derby College Group bottle green laboratory coat for practicals
  • Derby College Group polo and sweatshirt
  • Writing materials, to include a lever arch file and dividers
  • Entrance fees to various establishments

Long hair is to be tied back and no nail varnish, false nails, ripped clothing, fake eyelashes or jewellery should be worn on the animal unit.

What can I do after this course?


If you progress well on this course, you could advance into employment or an apprenticeship.

Derby College Group offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Animal Care as well as a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Group Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.

We also offer a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Part-time Prospectus or the website for a full list and details.





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Carla Davies

Carla Davies

A dream job in dog grooming

Carla Davies came to Derby College to re-train as a dog groomer and is now fulfilling her dream of working with animals after securing a part-time job at Kennel Gate in Nottingham. As part of her course, she was matched to the job opportunity through the College’s pioneering recruitment service established with the REED NCFE Partnership.
They alerted Carla – who had been an office worker since leaving school – to the job opportunity and helped her with her CV and interview techniques.

When I heard about the job opportunities and support available through the REED NCFE team, I decided to go for it and was over the moon when I was offered the job. It is a dream come true and I have also returned to Derby College for an evening course to gain more qualifications in dog grooming.


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