The course is delivered at Pembrokeshire College in association with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. As well as units focusing on nutrition, behaviour, welfare, anatomy and physiology the course also includes marine biology and wildlife observation modules. These reflect our location in Britain’s only coastal national park with the internationally important Pembrokeshire Islands and marine and coastal wildlife. There is a requirement to undertake work placement for a minimum of 150 hours in year one and a further placement in year three.
Unit titles include:
- Industrial experience 1
- Animal Nutrition
- Study Skills
- Marine Biology
- Animal Behaviour
- Animal Welfare
- Wildlife Observation
- Business Management
- Industrial Experience 2 (to include an original project)
- Anatomy and physiology
- Three GCSEs at grade C or above (may include 1 relevant equivalent) to include:
- English Language or First Language Welsh
- 32 UCAS points at A Level, Extended Diploma or Access to HE programme. Alternatively, relevant training and experience equivalent to NVQ Level 3.
- Direct admission for applicants who have been out of full time education for more than two years will be considered based on previous learning or experience.
Each application will be considered on individual merit.
- Waterproof clothing
- Footwear with good grip
- Up-to-date tetanus vaccination
- Other equipment dependent on the nature of your placement
Students could progress to the BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
A higher education qualification can be the first step in working towards a degree in this area of study. It can also lead to work in veterinary nursing practice, managing wildlife, animal park, zoo work, welfare organisations, conservation organisations and other animal and wildlife based organisations. A Foundation Degree provides a step towards supervisory or management roles within many of these areas.
Offering degree courses since 1992, the College has entered into a strategic alliance with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea Metropolitan University, Coleg Sir Gar and Coleg Ceredigion. The result is a dual sector university based on a dynamic new vision for the delivery of higher education within the region, endorsed by the Welsh Assembly Government.
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate.