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Access to HE: Animal Science
Pursue a career in animal science or related fields! This course is perfect for anyone who missed out on the chance to go to university or who wants to change their career path.
Be prepared to study hard. Although you will only be in college for 12 hours a week, you’ll be expected to study outside of this yourself. The good news is that you can do this anytime, anywhere, so it is still flexible to your needs. All learners will also receive tutorial sessions and also complete independent study units in study skills sessions.
The course covers a range of subjects and modules to ensure that learners have the necessary knowledge and skills to progress onto a relevant degree program.
You will study subjects such as:
- Cells, tissues, organs and systems
- Animal biology
- Animal behaviour management
- Welfare and ethics
- Animal Handling
- Higher maths
- Chemistry (optional)
- Research and referencing: this module teaches students the skills and techniques required to carry out research in animal sciences, including data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
The programme provides learners with a solid foundation for further study in the field. The course may also include practical components, such as laboratory work, practicals with animals at our Animal Management Centre at Puxton Park to give learners hands-on experience in animal science.
This Access to HE Diploma is designed to reflect the rigor and demands of undergraduate study. It includes a range of assessment methods such as essays, reports, exams, presentations, and portfolios. The assessments will be spread throughout the year, and you will receive regular feedback to help you progress and develop your skills.
This course will help you progress onto a variety of degree courses within animal science pathways, including University Centre Weston’s:
- Animal Conservation, Welfare and Behaviour BSc (Hons)
- Biological Laboratory Sciences FdSc
- Public and Environmental Health BSc (Hons)
Plus, degrees at universities around the country in:
- Animal Behaviour
- Wildlife Management
- Animal Management
- Veterinary Nursing
- Veterinary Science
At Weston College, we're passionate about helping our adult learners prepare for a bright future. We understand that whether you're looking to boost your career prospects, learn new skills or even switch careers entirely, it can be a daunting process. That's why our friendly and highly qualified careers advisors are here to guide you every step of the way.
Our dedicated team of experts is on hand to provide you with tailored advice and support to help you make the right decisions about your future career and course choices. Whether you need help developing your employability skills, exploring your options or deciding which course to take, we're here to help you achieve your goals.
We also offer a free Career Coach programme, which provides a detailed careers assessment to help you discover your strengths and interests. You can then discuss your results with one of our advisors, who can point you in the right direction and recommend courses that will help you achieve your career aspirations.
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Financing Your Course
At Weston College, we believe that learning should be accessible to everyone. That's why we offer a range of adult courses that could be free or significantly discounted. Apply online today and our friendly team will be in touch to see how we can ensure you can enrol and get the best price for your course. Don't let finances hold you back from pursuing your passion and advancing your career. Apply now and let us help you achieve your goals.
It is expected that applicants should have a GCSE grade 4/C in English. GCSE grade 4/C in maths is desirable but can be studied alongside Access if not already achieved. For both English and maths, Level 2 equivalents will be considered, but applicants must check that this will be accepted by their chosen university prior to starting on the Access course.