Students who study the Higher National Certificate Animal Management programme may have the option to progress to the Higher National Diploma at Level 5 in a second year. The HNC in Animal Management provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the animal management sector. This course has been designed for anyone interested in pursuing a career working with animals. This qualification will enable students to work within the industry at a supervisory or management level or enable access to further study.
* This course is subject to validation
TYPICAL COURSE STRUCTURE
Animal Husbandry Management
Animal Health and Welfare
Full Time - 1 Year
Whilst the majority of the sessions delivered at College will fall between Monday and Friday
from 9am - 5pm, it is expected that students are available and willing to undertake activities
in the evenings and at weekends.
It is also expected that students complete between 3 and 8 hrs of additional independent
study per week in order to be successful on this programme.
A minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points from the following: GCE A and AS Levels with at least one subject at A Level. BTEC National (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject Access to HE Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher with at least one subject at Advanced Higher. For mature applicants some experience may be taken in lieu of A Levels / BTECs. Plus GCSE English – grade C or above GCSE Maths – grade C or above (Level 2 Functional skills is not taken as an equivalent) EU and International applicants NARIC confirmed equivalent of 56 UCAS points IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English Language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 Visa.
There are typically 3-4 assessment tasks per module delivered. The assessment methods used throughout the programme include: Coursework; Practical assessments; Timed assessments; and Written assessments. The programme specification details the assessment strategy for each module.
The HNC is a qualification which is widely recognised in its own right and provides students
with the skills required for employment in a range of associated professions. On successful
completion of the course students may also be able to continue on to HND study at the
College, or seek a full Honours Degree at an alternative Higher Education Institution.
Students may progress onto other Higher Education qualifications such as relevant
Undergraduate Bachelor Degrees following achievement of their HNC/HND. Learners may
also progress into employment within the animal management sector, for example as a
Vetinary Nursing Assistant or Zoo Keeper.
As with all Career Degree programmes at Lincoln College, the annual Bursary Scheme will
be used to enhance the students employability through accessing a range of
industry-recognised qualifications and/or accreditations that can be gained in addition to their
main HNC programme.
Student Full Time Per Yr.
Home and EU Students £6500.00
International Students £9500.00
Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student's continuous enrolment.
Additional Course Costs
Workwear and Personal Protective Equipment - £120 (Compulsory); DBS check - £44
Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Lincoln College Bursary /
Vocational Credit scheme. The scheme allows students to access the remainder of the
Vocational Credit (up to a maximum value of £500 / £250) for additional optional courses,
workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students
who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Vocational Credit may do so at full cost to
Please see the full HE Terms and Conditions for details of additional library and printing
costs associated with this programme
Applications for this course are processed through UCAS, please see the course description and make a note of the Institute Code and UCAS Course Code.
Apply Online at UCAS
This course is validated by Pearson. The validating institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the programme. Students on validated courses are HEFCE registered, funded and taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage all aspects of this provision. The validating institution maintains an oversight of the programme throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that students are being taught in line with the required academic standards of the awarding institution. For full details of the responsibilities of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the HE Terms and Conditions page, section 11.
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