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Access to HE Diploma (Animal Science)

This course is designed to support adult students with their progression onto a FdSc higher education programme. This course is designed around vocational inclusion of animal science, both theoretically and practically, and through the inclusion of English and Maths, should this not be held at a Grade C/4 (FS Level 2) by the applicant.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Access to Higher Education
Higher Education
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 33
Hours: 15.00
Start: 12/09/2022
Tuition: £5,197
Broomfield Hall

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/access-to-he-diploma-animal-science
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Course Information for Students

This course is designed to support adult students with their progression onto a FdSc higher education programme, into industry or onto an apprenticeship.  This course is designed around vocational inclusion of animal science, both theoretically and practically, and through the inclusion of English and Maths, should this not be held at a Grade C/4 (FS 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 in to animal care sector.  The course will be delivered at Broomfield Hall, supported by the use of the fantastic rural grounds and animal care centre.

*The course will run subject to approval from the awarding body

**The course will run with a minimum of 6 students

***Students will gain funding for the course through EFA funding if you are 18-23 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 hold:

  1. GCSE English at Grade 3/D or Level 1 Functional Skills English
  2. GCSE Maths at Grade 3/D or Level 1 Functional Skills Maths
  3. Applicants will have an interest within the animal management sector and will need to have undertaken a minimum of 2 weeks work placement prior to commencement of the programme in September 2022.

All applicants will be invited to an interview to discuss the programme

Students will learn a range from a range of modules including

  1. Animal Husbandry
  2. Conservation Science
  3. Animal Science
  4. Research Methods
  5. Study Skills
  6. Work Experience (100 hours to be completed throughout the course)
  7. GCSE/FS English and Maths (where applicable)

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.

Students will need to bring

  1. PPE (Lab coat and Steel Toe Cap Boots)
  2. Stationary
  3. Notebook
  4. Laptop/IPad (optional)

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 onto a foundation degree programme, into industry or onto an apprenticeship

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

In line with the Consumer Act and our Student Protection Plan, we reserve the right to close a course – if there are insufficient student numbers to make the course financially viable.

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Course Information Last Updated On: June 15, 2022 11:27 am