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British Animal Management & Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation Degree

Courses starting September. Call 01539 814700 for details.
09:00 - 17:00

As part of an academic collaborative partnership with The University of Cumbria, this new Foundation Degree provides an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of UK wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and conservation management, based in our unique Animal Rescue Centre.

Students will work with experienced teaching staff and, our qualified veterinary team, to research presenting wildlife cases and assist with their proposed rehabilitation plans and eventual release. Alongside this you will understand the broader context of working with wildlife including ecology, behaviour, conservation, legislation, ethics, human pressures on wildlife, practical care and fieldwork skills.

Foundation Degrees are intermediate level higher education qualifications. They emphasise work-based learning, and concentrate on the development of personal and professional development and employability skills including communication, teamwork, problem solving, the application of number and the use of information technology.

This Course is awarded by the University of Cumbria.

There is an option to complete modules rather than the full qualification.
Modules include:

- Introduction to British Wildlife Ethics and Legislation
- Characteristics of British Mammals and Birds
- Management of Wildlife in Captivity
- Ecology and Conservation
- Animal Behaviour
- Introduction to Aquatic Ecology and Conservation
- Wildlife and People
- British Wildlife Under Threat
- Wildlife Population Surveying
- Scientific and Study Skills
- Research Methodology and Data Analysis
- Applied Field Studies, Wildlife and Habitat Surveys

Methods of Assessment include:

Essays, group work, peer assessment, presentations, written reports, exams, projects, portfolios and practical assessments.

How will I be assessed?


Next: Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

On successful completion of the Foundation Degree, students may also have the opportunity to progress onto The University of Cumbria BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation Science Degree, based at the University of Cumbria in Ambleside and, subsequently seek work with wildlife or environmental organisations.

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have a minimum of 65 UCAS tariff points normally including A2 in Biology or a merit grade in an Anatomy and Physiology based BTEC Level 3 unit or equivalent (16 points can be from other Tariff Based Qualifications). GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C or above (or equivalent).

Applicants to the Foundation Degree with experience of working in this area but without the academic entry criteria will need to demonstrate their potential to succeed. This will be judged by submission of an essay of 1500 words on a topic set for them by a tutor prior to being offered a place. The essay must show that they have the potential to succeed on the programme in the view of the tutor.

Additional Costs:
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Adult fees


Tuition fees displayed are payable per year. The fees displayed are for UK and EU students and are reviewed each academic year.

Tuition fee loans are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start repayments until you are earning more than £21,000 per year.

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