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Animal Management

T-Level in Animal Care and Management

  • Course Type: T Level

What can this course lead to?

Successful completion of this course accrues UCAS points and a number of major UK universities accept T Levels. Please see points achieved by grades below.

  • T Level Distinction* = 168 UCAS Tariff Points = A*A*A* at A Level
  • T Level Distinction = 144 UCAS Tariff Points = AAA at A Level
  • T Level Merit = 120 UCAS Tariff Points = BBB at A Level
  • T Level Pass (C or above) = 96 UCAS Tariff Points = CCC at A Level
  • T Level Pass (D or E) = 72 UCAS Tariff Points = DDD at A Level

This 2- year qualification combines classroom learning with a minimum 9 week industry placement. Alongside the course each student will also complete at least one module of occupation-specific content with the ability to specialise in either animal care and management or equine care and management,

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in the animal care and management sector.

Career options might include:

  • Dog Handlers
  • Horse Riding Instructor
  • Zookeeper
  • Animal Care Worker.

This course offers you an attractive alternative to A Levels and apprenticeships. An industry-based work placement is required to run alongside your course and will further reinforce your newly learned skills and offer a true insight into the science industry.

What is covered?

Students will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including:

  • Sustainability, including environmental legislation, sustainable development, climate change and waste management principles
  • The principles of biosecurity, employment rights and responsibilities
  • Progression opportunities within the sector
  • Ethical principles
  • The supply chain and principles of stock management
  • Business organisations
  • Enterprise skills and project management
  • Characteristics protected by equality legislation
  • Communication
  • Principles of customer care, finance, health and safety
  • Information and data.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

5 GCSE at Grade 4/C or above, including English Language, Maths and Science. Alternatively, a suitable Level 2 vocational qualification (Merit or above) with English, Maths and Science at Level 2.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
2 Years

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 19-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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