Level 4 Diploma in Animal Studies

Course Description


Working with animals is a challenging, but rewarding experience. This award can equip you with the skills you need to begin working with animals, or for further study at degree level. An internationally recognised qualification, this Level 4 qualification builds upon prior knowledge, whether gained via academic study or from practical experience.

Entry Requirements

    • Students must hold a Level 3 Diploma (or higher), A Level qualification or equivalent
    • Basic English reading and writing skills
    • All students must be 16 years of age or above.

Module Structure

    • Using ICT in animal studies
    • Taxonomy and classification of the animal kingdom
    • The biology of mammals
    • Basic genetic principles of mammals
    • Equine anatomy and physiology
    • Equine inheritance processes
    • Equine health, disease and nutrition
    • Equine behaviour and training

Work-Based Learning Opportunities

    • Animal nutritionist
    • Animal physiotherapist
    • Nature conservation officer
    • Zookeeper
    • Zoologist