Access to HE Diploma: Animal Science

This course will give you the qualifications needed to study a university degree in an animal management related subject.

The Weston College Access team delivers highly academic programmes with a personalised approach, which results in success rates and progression to university being significantly higher than the national average for adults.

Animal Management, BTEC Extended Diploma

This Animal Management Level 3 programme is a balance of practical work and theory and will provide you with the opportunity to work with a wide variety of animals. You will gain detailed academic knowledge and understanding of all aspects of animal science, management, behaviour and husbandry through theory-based and practical sessions.

Animal Care, BTEC Technical Diploma

This Animal Care Level 2 Diploma combines theory and practical work, which will provide you with the opportunity to work with a large range of animals. It’s perfect for people who are interested in animals, and who want to develop their animal care skills to work in the industry.

You will learn about animal feeding, health, welfare, behaviour, breeding, grooming, and nursing.

This programme is designed to improve your employment prospects by providing you with personal and vocational skills. It will include tutorial support, study skills, and employability skills.

Animal Care Land Based Studies, Certificate

This Animal Care Level 1 is a combination of theory and practical work. It will provide you with the opportunity to work with a large range of animals and is perfect for people who are interested in animals and want to enter into a career in the animal care industry.

Animal Care and Welfare Assistant, Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship provides valuable workplace skills and experience, while you earn a wage. Animal Care and Welfare Assistants look after the routine day-to-day husbandry and care of domestic and/or wild animals under guidance in a variety of different settings.

Science (Biology) , GCSE

Science is everywhere! A GCSE in the sciences provides the foundation for understanding the material world. Scientific understanding is changing our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity.

You will look closely at the world of living organisms, human anatomy, and our surrounding environment. You will learn about the key principles in biology, and gain knowledge of biological systems, enabling you to develop a good foundation for your next step.

Units include:

Mandy Patch

Animal Management

Hi everyone, I have two horses, two crazy kitten

Maxine Park

Animal Management

Hi, I am Maxine and I manage the Animal Care and Management courses.


Animal Management

Hello everyone, I am passionate about the conservation of wild animals and wild places.

Gill Cook

Hi everyone, my name is Gill and I have worked at Weston College Group for 14 years. My passions are horses, as well as keeping fit and raising my 2 young children.

I teach a range of subjects at higher education level and but focus on the business studies module on the Level 3 animal management course, plus biology and anatomy and physiology.

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