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BTEC/Edexcel Higher National Diploma in Animal Management

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

BTEC/Edexcel Higher National Diploma in Animal Management

Course Level: 6
Certification: BTECHigher National Diploma in Animal Management
Edexcel Code: BH034130
Duration: 2 Years
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Animal Management
Higher National Diploma in Animal Management

Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Course Description
This course covers all aspects of animal science at a level which allows progression into degree programmes in the animal science, health and welfare sectors. Students will get a solid understanding of general animal behaviour, animal science and business management. Industry experience is an essential element of this programme and students will complete an extensive work placement over the course of the two year programme. This course is offered in conjunction with the Veterinary Assistant (Years 1 and 2) courses in Cavan Institute.

Course Content

  • Production Animal Management
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Husbandry Management
  • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Biological Principles
  • Work-based Experience
  • Animal Industry and Trade
  • Principles of Animal Health
  • Business Environment
  • Animal Adaptations
  • Research Skills Project
  • Health and Safety in the Land-Based Workplace
  • Animal Nutrition


Career Opportunities
Opportunities for employment exist at various levels in a variety of fields such as conservation and behavioural counselling, as well as research and welfare organisations, animal centres and support services.

Progression Opportunities
Graduates of this course are eligible to apply through the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).
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