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Higher Advanced Diploma in Animal Management

Price: £4,080.00Course Code: VAG006
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( katie grogan, 15/02/2017 ) Q:

Hello,I am currently in my first year of studying level 3 animal management. Although, I have completed my level 3 veterinary support assistant with a Distincion. The learning provided I studied with does not give UCAS points with their course so I didnt get any for completing this. I am wondering if you need UCAS points to apply for this course or if there are any other entry requirements? Also, would i be able to get a maintenance and student loan to cover the costs of the course? What careers would this course lead to? Thank you in advance.

( 16/02/2017 ) A:

Hello Katie and thank you for getting in touch.

There are no prerequisites or UCAS points for the course you are interested in. 

Because we are an independent academy, delivering our courses throughout the world, our students are not eligible for student loans or support. However, the fee of £1,640.00 is a significant saving on a full-time college course and our courses are designed for people who want to study around family and work commitments, to change career, prepare for a university course, or to continue their professional development.

Although you have not got UCAS points for the course you are doing at the moment, it does not mean that your present learning, or learning from completing a course with us, will not be recognised. Many universities will consider non-framework qualifications For example, graduates from our Advanced Medical Diploma in Science (Pre-Med), can use it to support an application to Medical School in Ireland, Bahrain and Malaysia, two medical schools in the UK and others around the world. So if you intend to use your qualifications to go to university, it is worth approaching a few to see what their admissions policy is, prior to enrolment.

With regards to employers, we believe that many will be more interested in what you have learned from a course, rather than where it came from. A qualification may get you an interview, but it is the transferable skills you can demonstrate at that interview, along with your personality, that will land you the job.

I hope that this helps.

( Roman Gradel, 10/12/2016 ) Q:

Good day, I am interested in applying for this course with the hopes of continuing my education and moving on to a BSc in an animal related field. Would this course enable me to apply to a top up course at university? Thank you Roman Gradel

( 12/12/2016 ) A:

Hi Roman,

Thank you for your question.

Many students use our qualifications to move on to a degree course. However, we always ask students to check with the university they wish to attend first, as they all have their own entrance criteria. Some students have been able to skip the first year, after completing our courses, so it is also worth asking the university about this too.

It is worth knowing that the course is deemed to be a level 6 attainment, the same level as a B.A or BS.c. Therefore, please also consider the following:

1 Will you need to do a degree if you take this course? Employers may accept it as an alternative to a degree and the Higher Advanced Diploma will cost considerably less to complete, than attending university full time for three years. 

2 If you do intend to go on to do a degree, then the Higher Advanced Diploma may not be necessary. An Advanced Diploma (level 6) or even a Diploma (level 5), may be sufficient and be quicker to complete and will save you money. The university you wish to attend should be able to advise you about his.

3. If you do the Higher Advanced Diploma, will you be able to enrol straight onto a Masters course? Again, you will need to ask the university whether this is an option. 

I hope this helps and all the best as you consider your options.

( Emer , 10/06/2015 ) Q:

I'm a newly qualified zoologist with a honours degree from Ireland . I'm finding it so hard to try and find work in this career which I have wanted since I was a child. I have a great passion for animal especially working out in the field which is the long term dream. Many of the jobs though I look for ask about management skills and experience. The problem is trying to get a job to get experience thus I am looking at this course ? I have volunteered in greece working with loggerhead sea turtles which has given me more passion to work in conservation within reserves and the wild! Would you recommend this course to help me on my way in this dream ?

( 10/06/2015 ) A:

Hi Emer,

I think you would benefit well from the overall practical nature of the course. The course would also help you establish contacts in the conservation industry (via the set-tasks system), as well as bolstering your portfolio.

David Yolden (already an established conservationist) did this course with us and got into a master's programme with it. Here is his review:
"Dear ADL
You should also know that thanks in part to the courses I have done with you the University of Edinburgh has accepted me to do a Masters in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health thru distance learning, and the University of Oxford have accepted me for a short course in Data Analysis in Ecology.  So thanks for the service you provide".    David Youldon, UK,  Chief Operating Officer, AFRICA NEEDS LIONS (Join our pride at:  www.lionalert.org)

"Dear ADL You should also know that thanks in part to the courses I have done with you the University of Edinburgh has accepted me to do a Masters in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health thru distance learning, and the University of Oxford have accepted me for a short course in Data Analysis in Ecology. So thanks for the service you provide". David Youldon, UK, Chief Operating Officer, AFRICA NEEDS LIONS (Join our pride at: www.lionalert.org)

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( Neeti Kiritaake, 01/11/2014 ) Q:

I'm Mr Neeti Kiritaake, 34 years of age and I had been working as an agricultural assistant for the past 13 years within the agriculture department in Kiribati. I spent my first 4 years of service on the outer island as an extension agricultural assistant and then transferred to the headquarter to serve as a biosecurity inspector for 7 years and in 2013 I was then transferred to the livestock unit up to date. I am looking for further studies particularly in the animal field if there any available course applicable to me. I am interested in diploma level of livestock management. for your information the department of agriculture in Kiribati required a qualified livestock personnel since the former livestock officer passed away 2 years ago.

( 10/11/2014 ) A:

Hello Neeti,

This particular course is a level 6 course under the EQF and consists of 12 modules. Each module is worth up to 10 credits. If you were studying this course part-time, it would take you between 2 and 4 years to complete, so it would require a substantial time commitment from yourself though it is entirely self-paced. I believe the core modules in this course would likely provide the most valuable information for you. They are as follows:

Animal Anatomy And Physiology (Animal Husbandry I ) BAG101

Animal Health Care VAG100

Biochemistry I (Animal and Human) BSC103

Vertebrate Zoology BEN104

Animal Behaviour (Psychology of Animals) BAG203

Animal Feed & Nutrition (Animal Husbandry III) BAG202

Animal Health (Animal Husbandry II) BAG201

Animal Breeding BAG301

You may also wish to use some of your experience towards RPL (recognition of Prior Learning). This means that you may be able to use your experience to replace some of the modules within the Higher Advanced Diploma which may mean you finish your course sooner. I would be happy to be of further assistance and you can contact me on +44 1 227 789 649 or email me at info@adlhomestudy.co.uk for more information.

( Emma fox , 12/12/2013 ) Q: Hi, I am really interested in this course, I am currently in the process of emigrating to Australia within the next two years and ideally would like to work with animals out there. I was wondering if this course would benefit me as my other option was vetinary nursing however its requires placement and college attendance which I can't do alongside my current job and lifestyle. I was wondering what awarding body the qualification is and would it be recognised worldwide. Thanks Emma
( 16/12/2013 ) A: Hello Emma, Our courses are designed to meet a global audience. You will learn the foundations for work in the field you are interested in anywhere in the world, including Australia. The qualification is issued by us and accredited by the IARC which you can find out more from here: http://adlonlinecourses.com/recognition

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Higher Advanced Diploma in Animal Management

Higher Advanced Diploma in Animal Management course online. Core modules focus on the study of anatomy, physiology, vertebrate zoology, animal behaviour, feed and nutrition, animal biochemistry, health and diseases, and genetics.

These modules give students a thorough grounding in the biology of animals. The choice of electives enables students to streamline their studies to apply to their own situations.

Lesson Structure: Diploma in Animal Management VAG006

Core Modules: These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Diploma in Animal Management.

Elective Modules: In addition to the core modules, students study any 4 of the following 17 modules.

Note:each module in the Diploma in Animal Management is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

Course Info
Course StartAnytime, Anywhere
Course Hours1200
Recognised Issuing BodyTQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation.
Course CodeVAG006
Course PrerequisiteNo, start at anytime
Course QualificationLevel 6 Higher Advanced Diploma Certificate in Animal Management
Exam Required?Finalised with an exam/test
UK Course Credits120 Credits
US Course Credit Hours36 Credit Hours
Study SupportYou'll be allocated your own personal tutor/mentor who will support and mentor you throughout your whole course. Our tutors/mentors have been specifically chosen for their business expertise, qualifications and must be active within their industry. Tutors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through our Moodle Student Support Zone online. Tutors are there to provide assistance with course material, discuss, explain and give advice and support throughout the whole programme. Their feedback is vital to your success.



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