Applied Animal Science 1200 Hours Higher Advanced Diploma
Hi, What level is a Higher Advanced Diploma equivalent to please? Is it the same as a Higher National Diploma (Level 5)? Many thanks, Sarah
The course has been assessed at level 6 in content and 120 UK credits, at the level of a degree but not equivalent to a degree, because a degree is normally at least 360 credits. Therefore the Higher Advanced Diploma can be looked at as similar to completing one year's full time study at university.
Dear sir/madam I was wondering what type of degree is your higher advanced diploma in animal science is
Hello Dennis and thank you for your question.
The Higher Advanced Diploma should not be confused with a degree, as they employ two completely different types of learning. Both carry a level 6 qualification and it whether a degree is more beneficial than a Higher Advanced Diploma is open to debate. Our Diplomas have a practical element, which degrees don't and many employers actually like this, because they are not only looking for someone with the correct knowledge, but someone with the skills to apply what they have learned to the workplace. Degree programs tend to deal with the theory, rather than the targeted and practical, taught in diplomas such as ours. Therefore it is perfectly possible that an employer will employ someone with our qualification, over an applicant with a degree. It may also be possible that a degree and a Higher Advanced Diploma will be viewed by an employer as being of equal status.
The truth is that the employer you are applying to work for will decide and having a degree is no guarantee you will be viewed as a special candidate. Knowledge is power and although a qualification may get you an interview, it is what you know and how you demonstrate that you can apply what you know, which will get you the job you are applying for.
And don't forget; although you will study through us, your qualification will be awarded by an Ofqual approved organisation, whose status can be checked out on the Ofqual Register of Approved Providers.
We hope that this information is of help and please come back if you need any more help.
Hi, I was looking at studying the higher advanced diploma in applied animal science, but was wondering what the payment options are for it - can you pay in installments? I don't really understand the payment information on the website Thanks Kayleigh
We offer a discounted fee on a number of our courses. To qualify for the discount, the fee must be paid upfront, not in installments. There are installment options but the discount offered is based on the number of installments that are paid.
So if you pay in one payment the discounted fee is £2.460.00, a saving of £1,440.00 on the normal course fee.If you pay in 4 installments, you save £390.00 and in 6 installments, you save £195.00.
If you pay in 12 installments, there is no discount and you pay the full price of £3,900.00, which is the sum of the 12 x £325.00 modules that make up the course.
You can also take one course at a time at £325.00 and gradually build your qualification up to a Diploma (6 courses), Advanced Diploma (8 courses) and then finally to the Higher Advanced Diploma (12 courses). If you decide on this option, you can split each payment into two, paying the first when enrolling and the second two months later.
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Applied Animal Science 1200 Hours Higher Advanced Diploma
Higher Advanced Diploma in Applied Animal Science course online. Learn through home study/distance learning the basics of animal science. A specially designed certificate for people wishing to work or working in animal care, animal health care or environment wishing to deepen their knowledge in animal care, animal science and zoology. It is lso very good foundation for those considering higher qualifications in animal studies, like Zoology, Mammalogy or Biology, as a shorter qualification before committing to longer studies.
The Academy for Distance Learning has a history of supporting wildlife projects.The world renowned Conservationist David Youldon, Chief Operating Officer of AFRICA NEEDS LIONS www.lionalert.org, completed our Advanced Certificate in Wildlife Management and with previous qualifications, went on to study a Masters in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health at Edinburgh University. He was also accepted for a short course in Data Analysis in Ecology at the University of Oxford.
Currently we have the Primate Naturalist: Karin Saks, studying our Primatology course. Karin has been fostering and rehabilitating orphan baboons, caring for injured monkeys returned to the wild, plus promoting a harmonious co-existence between primates and humans since 1997. She also founded The Darwin Primate Group as a non-profit organisation in 2008 and in 2014, moved to Kwazulu Natal to research the endangered samango monkey populations in the Midlands.
As you can see, our courses are highly respected by conservationists actually working in the field to help save the wildlife of our world, so you really can trust ADL to help you develop the knowledge and skills you need, to get involved in the environmental welfare of animals.
- Understand and study Animal Anatomy and Physiology
- Learn about the different types of animals and the science that underpins managing animalsas pets, farm animals or wildlife
- Focus and specialize in the application of animal science to areas that most interest you
This Higher Advanced Diploma consists of eight modules and a Research Project or 100 hour Industry meeting, covering Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Taxonomy (Classification), Behaviour etc. It also incorporates optional study in Environmental Assessment, a marketable skill for people who graduate with a good understanding of animals.
Lesson Structure: Advanced Diploma In Applied Animal Science VSC003
Core Modules: These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Higher Advanced Diploma In Applied Animal Science.
- Animal Anatomy And Physiology (Animal Husbandry I ) BAG101
- Biochemistry I (Animal and Human) BSC103
- Marine Studies I BEN103
- Ornithology BEN102
- Vertebrate Zoology BEN104
- Animal Behaviour BAG203
- Biochemistry II (Plant & Animal) BSC203
- Animal Husbandry III (Animal Feed & Nutrition) BAG202
Stream Modules: Studied after the core modules, stream modules cover more specific or niche subjects.
- Research Project I BGN102 - If appropriate Research Project I may be replaced by Industry Meetings (100 hour).
Elective Modules: In addition to the core modules, students study any 4 of the following 7 modules.
- Cell Biology BSC110
- Diagnosing Animal Diseases BAG219
- Wildlife Conservation BEN206
- Wildlife Management BEN205
- Biochemistry III (Animal Processes) BSC303
- Environmental Assessment BEN301
- Professional Practice For Consultants BBS301
- Pet Care AAG100
- Animal Health Care VAG100
- Aviculture (Bird Keeping) BAG108
Gain all important hands-on experience with wildlife animals, to add to your CV whilst you are studying this Higher Advanced Diploma with ADL, or after completing it. We are very happy to be associated with GVE, which offers an unforgettable volunteer experience in South Africa with their Game Capture and Vet Experience programs.
The program fee charged for the experience also acts as the main support for GVE's non-profit clinic.
Interested in reading more information about both the Game Capture and Vet Experience programs? Then just click on the GVE logo below
What to Use this Course For?
This is an excellent foundation for building a career with either domestic or wild animals. Some students use this course to advance a career that has already commenced, while others use it as a starting point for their career.
Opportunities to work with animal science are broad, for example:
- Pet shops, Kennels, Breeders
- Veterinary industries (not just as a vet, but vet supplies, vet assistants, etc)
- Animal protection, wildlife rescue
- Media - animal publications, educational film and video, etc
How involved are the Studies?
Our courses are "experiential based" learning (which means we guide you to learn through experience). The things you read in the course notes are part of the learning experience; but there is always a lot more to it than just that. All along, you have access to the support of our tutors; so if things get too hard, we can help get you over the humps; and if things are too easy, the tutor can guide and challenge you to extend your knowledge further. In this way, the level of study is designed to be different to a traditional College of Further Education or university course; more able to adjust to the varying potential of each student.
Note: each module in the Higher Advanced Diploma In Applied Animal Science is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.
Karin Saks – primate naturalist:
Since 1997, Karin Saks has been involved in the fostering and rehabilitation of orphan baboons, the caring of injured monkeys who have been returned to the wild and has worked towards a harmonious co-existence between these primates and humans. She has monitored wild baboon troops who raid human homes to research ways of baboon management and has observed wild troops in her area with a view to finding out damage done to troop structures and numbers because of human intervention. Due to legislation that allows for the persecution of vervet monkeys and baboons in South Africa, hundreds of orphaned primates currently reside in rehabilitation centres without much chance of being released back into the wild. The primate pet trade is also on the increase due to the amount of infants orphaned when mothers are killed. Educating the public on how to live harmoniously with these primates and appealing for new protective legislation - that is actively enforced - are crucial aspects to finding solutions.
The Darwin Primate Group – registered NPO 059-587: Like many who take on the task of rescuing these persecuted animals, Karin self funded her work until 2008 when she founded the Darwin Primate Group and registered it as a non-profit organization.
Research into endangered samango monkey (Cercopithecus mitis labiatus) populations: In 2014, Karin moved to Kwazulu Natal where she is researching the endangered samango monkey (Cercopithecus mitis labiatus) populations in the Midlands. (She is no longer working directly with rescued baboons or vervet monkeys.) As the samango monkey is restricted to forest habitat and is a seed dispersing species, it is listed as Vulnerable in the Red Data Book of the Mammals of South Africa (2004) with samango subspecies - C. m. labiatus - occurring on the IUCN (2007) Endangered list making research into populations necessary to identify if management and further protection is needed.
You are welcome to watch Karin's online video: Co-existing Peacefully With Baboons/Monkeys and read her Blogspot on the Samango Monkey Project. If you want to support Karin in her work financially or practically, please contact us and we will happily pass your details on.
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