Pearson BTEC HNC in Animal Management

The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Animal Management is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the Animal Management sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them. This programme is delivered using a range of on-campus and online synchronous and asynchronous approaches.


Academic Year: 2024/25
Course Code: 10811
Campus: Bangor, Lisburn
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Higher Education
Department: Animal Care

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Bangor
16/09/2024
Day: Tues, Thur
Time: 09:00-18:00
Part-Time
Lisburn
16/09/2024
Day: Tues, Thur
Time: 09:00-18:00
Course Structure

The Part time HNC is made up of 8 units in total, delivered over 2 years.

Modules will include:

Mandatory Modules

Unit 1 Animal Health and Welfare

Unit 2 Business and the Business Environment

Unit 3 Managing a Successful Project (Pearson set)

Optional Modules

Unit 4 Animal Behaviour in Society

Unit 6 Animal Anatomy and Physiology

Unit 8 Ecological Principles

Unit 14 Management of Exotic Animal Species

Unit 15: Animal Collection Management

This programme is delivered using a range of on-campus and online synchronous and asynchronous approaches.   

Contact Hours per week:

9.75 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials.

Mandatory Additional Study:

Maximum of 1.5 hours per week average over the academic year.

Personal Study:

11 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, including use of online materials.

General Entry Requirements

The general entry requirements below identify the minimum qualifications needed to apply for the programme. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis on application. You are required to upload a copy of your qualification certificates to show how you meet the entry requirements for the programme prior to

enrolment. Applications will also require successful completion of the admissions process.

GCSE/ Level 2 Requirements

• GCSE grade C/4 in English Language, or Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills-Communication, or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.

AND

• GCSE grade C/4 in Mathematics, or Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills-Application of Number, or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.


AND

• Passes in 4 different subjects (can include English Language and Mathematics and as above), with 1 at GCE Advanced (A) level (grades A-E), and 3 at GCSE level (grades A*-C*/9-4), or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.

Course Entry Requirements

A minimum of 64 UCAS points including:

At least one A Level pass preferably in an appropriate subject (e.g. Biology) OR

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management or Applied Science (MPP = 64 UCAS Points)  

OR

Access Diploma in Foundation Studies with an overall average of 65% + and with one science module at a minimum of 65%  

OR

An equivalent in an approved alternative qualification

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Alternatively, you can provide evidence of your ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process, either through Accredited Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). Further details on APL can be found in the HE Admissions section of our website and the HE Accreditation of Prior Learning SOP

International Students English Language Requirements

International applicants, from Non-Native English speaking countries, must have evidence of English Language Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:

• IELTS 6.0 (Academic) (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)

• PTE Academic 51 (minimum of 46 in each part)

• Or equivalent UKVI-approved English Language Test

For further information please contact our International Department at international@serc.ac.uk

    Students are assessed using a range of different methods.

    These include time constrained assignments, coursework, Project Based Learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies. 

    This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study.  Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.

    Successful completion of the HNC in Animal Management prepares you for employment in the animal industry and may provide you with the opportunity to complete a further year leading to the Level 5 HND in Animal Management. 

    Successful completion of the HNC may also enable you to progress to further study on the first year of a Degree course.

    The HNC in Animal Management provides a Nationally Recognised Qualification offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment and provides opportunities to progress to Higher Education. 

    Along with the vocational skills you will also develop employability skills through workshops such as teamwork, innovation and problem solving.

    You are encouraged to take up work experience in a relevant animal related workplace. It is the responsibility of the student to organise this work experience.

    As part of the course you will be expected to participate in a field trip which will incur a maximum cost of (£100).

    Please note, course fees are payable in each year of the programme. 

    Course and Provider regulated by Pearson.

    The Part time HNC is made up of 8 units in total, delivered over 2 years.

    Modules will include:

    Mandatory Modules

    Unit 1 Animal Health and Welfare

    Unit 2 Business and the Business Environment

    Unit 3 Managing a Successful Project (Pearson set)

     

    Optional Modules

    Unit 4 Animal Behaviour in Society

    Unit 6 Animal Anatomy and Physiology

    Unit 8 Ecological Principles

    Unit 14 Management of Exotic Animal Species

    Unit 15: Animal Collection Management

    Available Sessions

    The following sessions are open for application on this course:

    Campus & Course Type Start
    Part-Time
    Bangor
    16/09/2024
    Day: Tues, Thur
    Time: 09:00-18:00
    Part-Time
    Lisburn
    16/09/2024
    Day: Tues, Thur
    Time: 09:00-18:00

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    Available Sessions

    Course Type Title Campus Start Spaces Fee Apply or get more information
    PT
    HE
    Pearson BTEC HNC in Animal Management
    Y10811BD1A

    Bangor

    16/09/2024
    Day: Tues, Thur

    Time: 09:00-18:00

    15 £1050.00
    PT
    HE
    Pearson BTEC HNC in Animal Management
    Y10811LD1A

    Lisburn

    16/09/2024
    Day: Tues, Thur

    Time: 09:00-18:00

    15 £1050.00

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    We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

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