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L3 Animal Management (Extended Certificate) Level 3 | BTEC National Extended Certificate in Animal Management

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Unconditional Places to Full-Time Applicants

Due to the uncertainty around how long the Covid-19 outbreak will last, it has been agreed for the immediate future that we will be offering unconditional places to full-time (not University Level) applicants who apply to SGS College.

Once you apply for your course, you will receive a communication offering you a place.

You just need to accept the offer, if you wish to.

We will then be in touch to discuss the offer once the Covid-19 risk reduces.


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This Level 3, one-year programme of study is equivalent to 0.5 A-levels. The course aims to provide learners with the understanding and skills required to progress into further study, training or employment. Learners are provided with the opportunity to retake their GCSE Maths alongside their Animal Management studies.

What do I need to join?

Learners will require three GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths, plus GCSE grade 3, in order to enrol on the programme.

How will I know how I am doing?

A variety of assessment methods will be used to measure progress from your start point and against expected outcomes and target grades. These may include practical tasks and assessments, written assignments, performance reviews and presentations and discussions. Exams may also form part of your course. Progress will be discussed with your tutor and other delivery staff on the programme.

Maths & English

A key requirement for future progression and employment is a good understanding of, and working knowledge and skills in, both English and maths. Learners who are enrolled on this course will also be enrolled on GCSE Maths in order to progress from GCSE grade 3 to achieving a grade 4.


We aim to provide learners with the skills required to be able to progress into further study and training or employment upon completion of their programme of study. Key attributes required by employers are that individuals be enthusiastic, motivated, presentable (in some instances in company uniform), organised, articulate, able to think 'outside the box', business-like and enterprising, and that they have a 'can-do' attitude. At SGS we work on all these areas throughout the duration of your programme, and your tutor(s) will provide feedback on progress made and areas for development.

Work Experience

As part of your overall programme of study, learners will be required to undertake a period of work placement related to the field of employment they wish to enter. Our Work Placement Team will assist learners in gaining a placement and ensure that learners are on track to achieve, whilst liaising with course tutors to ensure that opportunities to practice necessary employability skills are available at college.

What can I do next?

Learners who successfully complete this programme will be eligible to progress onto Level 3, Year 2, which is equivalent to two A-levels, and from there potentially into higher education. Progression could also include entry into the industry, further training or an apprenticeship.

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Course information last updated: Monday 6th April 2020 @ 7.30am (11 hours ago)

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AvailabilityAll Full-time Further Education courses commence in September each year. If you can't find what you're looking for or require further assistance, please contact our Admission team 01453 761165 or email [email protected]

7th Sep 2020
Filton Campus
7th Sep 2020
Filton Campus

Enquire about L3 Animal Management (Extended Certificate) 0800 0567 253 | [email protected]

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