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Zoo Husbandry and Management (Hadlow), FdS

The FdSc in Zoo Management is aimed at students wishing to take a vocational programme to provide them with the skills to work in the zoo industry.

The programme is aimed to equip students with a range of skills needed by the industry such as aquatic species management, native species management, project management, horticultural practices as well as direct practical animal management skills on a wide range of species. 

The range of modules ensures that students are able to apply for a range of job roles after completion. This includes private collections, zoos, wildlife parks, education establishments and charities.

UCAS points

64 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

C300

Partner college

University Centre Hadlow

Duration

  • 2 years full-time
  • 3 years part-time

Start month

September

UK/international fees

2019/2020 fees

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2020/2021 fees

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What you should know about this course

  • The programme is primarily delivered at Hadlow College, in a multi-million pound, state-of-the-art Animal Management Centre
  • Membership and use of Zoo Information Management System (ZIMS)
  • Four consecutive Grade 1 outstanding OFSTED Inspections

What you will study

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About the course team

The programme is delivered by a team of dedicated and highly experience teaching staff who have a wide range of expertise within the animal collection field.

Entry requirements

If you are

Extended Diploma Animal Management (Pass)

A Levels to equal 64 UCAS points: GCSEs Grade C minimum English, Maths or Level 2 in English and Maths.

The 64 UCAS points can be made up from A levels, preferably one in a Science based subject, or Level 3 vocational qualification for which students will have achieved the minimum of a pass. All applicants should also have a GCSE grade C or above in English, Maths and Science. Evidence of work placements conducted in the animal industry is preferable.

Access to HE

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

As a student at Hadlow College, you will enjoy the friendly atmosphere of a campus university with the smaller class-sizes more common in Colleges.

Independent learning

The University of Greenwich expects students to conduct most of their studies as an independent learner. We equate each subject credit as equivalent to 10 hours of study. Therefore, for a 15-credit course, students are expected to carry out 150 hours of study. If the timetabled hours are deducted, that amounts to approximately 110 hours of independent learning per subject.

Overall workload

Rather than being spread over a whole week, we try and condense our teaching into 2-3 days. This gives you time for other things.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

Assessment feedback on the programme will be delivered through a range of mechanisms depending upon the assessment method. Assessment feedback will be given in a timely manner that adheres to Hadlow College's Assessment Policy, with a four week limit on assessment feedback being given to the students on formal summative assessment.

Dates and timetables

Academic year: September 2019 to July 2020.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 01732 850551.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2019/2020 fees

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2020/2021 fees

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Some courses have additional costs associated with them, such as trips, clothing and materials. Students may also need to purchase some specialist equipment.

For this course, you will need the following:

Full details of costs are provided at interview or can be obtained by contacting the College Information and Recruitment Services. More information.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

Work experience is built into all courses (including weekends and holidays) to ensure students develop the necessary employability skills that the industry requires.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Students have the option of completing a Top up degree on any of the Animal Management HE courses at Hadlow College.

Students may move into practical job roles on completion of the course such as zoo keeping, education officers, technical instructors, record keeping roles, zoo horticultural roles or aquatics based positions

Do you provide employability services?

Hadlow College has a dedicated team that will work with you to develop your CV, provide you with interview experience and offer advice on your future career direction. As a University of Greenwich student, you can also benefit from the employability services at the University, including the online resources and one-to-one assistance with placement and employment opportunities, knowledge of job markets, HR selection processes and job applications.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

To help you settle in and enjoy your time with us, we offer a range of support. 

The high standards our support reach was recognised during our last OFSTED 'Care Standards' Inspection. For the fourth consecutive time, we received a Grade 1 'outstanding' with no recommendations needed to improve our services.

At the start of your course you'll be assigned a personal tutor who will guide and monitor you during your time with us. In your one-to-one tutorials, which are held regularly throughout the year, you will have the chance to discuss careers, health and social education, as well as academic progress.

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