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L3 Animal Management (Foundation Diploma) Level 3 | BTEC National Foundation Diploma 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.


Learn more about Animal Sciences and Conservation at SGS College


This one-year, one A-level-equivalent programme is designed to provide learners with the underpinning knowledge required to progress into the industry. Examples of units include: animal biology, animal welfare and ethics, animal behaviour and practical animal husbandry.

What do I need to join?

Learners will require four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English, Maths and Science.

How will I know how I am doing?

A variety of assessment methods will be used to assess learners' progress from their starting point and against their expected outcomes and target grade. These may include practical tasks and assessments, written assignments, performance reviews, presentations and discussions and exams. 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 and application of knowledge and skills in both English and maths. Learners will be provided with the opportunity to practice skills gained in English and maths, with feedback provided and any areas for development identified.


At SGS we aim to provide learners with the skills required to be able to progress into further study, 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 of study, and your tutor(s) will provide feedback on progress made, as well as any areas for development.

Work Experience

As part of their 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 will 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 of study and have the required attendance and target grade will be eligible to progress onto Level 3, Year 2, which when completed will provide equivalent points to three A-levels. Alternatively, learners may wish to progress into an apprenticeship, complete further training or enter the industry.

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Course information last updated: Thursday 2nd April 2020 @ 7.30am (23 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 (Foundation Diploma) 0800 0567 253 | [email protected]

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