Access to HE Diploma (Animal Science)
This course is designed to support adult students with their progression to a FdSc higher education programme. You will study animal science, both theoretically and practically, and the programme includes FS English and Maths if you do not already hold a grade C/4 at GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2.
Course Information for Students
Who is this course for?
This course is designed to support adult students with their progression to a FdSc higher education programme, into industry or onto an apprenticeship. It is designed around vocational aspects of animal science, both theoretical and practical, and includes English and Maths, should these subjects not be held at a grade C/4 (Functional Skills Level 2) by the applicant.
The course is designed to support students who may want a career change, or those looking to further their education about the animal care sector. It will be delivered at Broomfield Hall, supported by the use of the fantastic rural grounds and animal care centre.
*The course will run with a minimum of six students.
**You will gain funding for the course through EFA funding if you are 19-23 years old and have not completed a previous Level 3 qualification, or through an Adult Learner Loan if you have completed a previous Level 3 or are 24+.
Students will be required to have:
- GCSE English at grade 3/D or Level 1 Functional Skills English
- GCSE Maths at grade 3/D or Level 1 Functional Skills Maths
- An interest in the animal management, equine management or environmental conservation industries
Applicants will need to have undertaken a minimum of two weeks’ work placement prior to commencement of the programme.
All applicants will be invited to an interview to discuss the programme.
What will you learn?
Students will learn from a range of modules including but not limited to:
- Animal Husbandry
- Conservation Science
- Animal Science
- Research Methods
- Study Skills
- Work Experience (100 hours to be completed throughout the course)
- GCSE/Functional Skills English and Maths (where applicable)
How will you learn?
Students will be taught via face-to-face delivery at Broomfield Hall. Lessons will incorporate both theory and practical elements to include presentations, hands-on experiences and group and independent work.
What will you need to bring with you?
Students will need to bring:
- PPE (lab coat and steel toe-cap boots)
- Laptop/iPad (optional)
How will you be assessed?
Students may be assessed through a range of methods such as written essays and reports, practical handling assessments, laboratory work, posters and presentations.
Students can progress to a foundation degree programme, into industry or onto an apprenticeship.
Who do you contact for more information?
For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Course Information Last Updated On: September 28, 2023 10:30 am