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Follow your passion for Animal Conservation and Zoology

The HND in Animal Zoology and Conservation offers an alternative, shorter and more cost effective route for you to gain a higher qualification and enter the Conservation industry.

Work-based learning facilitated through excellent animal facilities.

On this course you will develop the skills, understanding, and personal attributes required for a successful career within animal conservation. Modules on this course include: Animal Behaviour in Society, Endangered Species Conservation, Management of Exotic Animal Species, Research Project, Anthrozoology, Evolution and Adaptions, Humanisation of Companion Animals and Habitat Restoration and Repair.

HNCs and HNDs explained

Higher National Certificates (HNCs) are Level 4 qualifications, and Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) are Level 5 qualifications. They fall between A Levels, T Levels and other vocational Level 3 courses; and Level 6 courses such as bachelor degrees.

Some HNCs and HNDs are classified as Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs). HTQs are 'quality approved' courses, recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) to have met the knowledge and skills needed by the sector. They are marked by the HTQ logo.

Benefits of HNCs and HNDs

Cost effective, shorter study: As HNCs and HNDs are shorter than traditional degrees with a lower annual fee, they can offer a quicker and more cost effective alternative to study.

Independent Study: Apprenticeships and HNCs/HNDs are designed to the same standard, however each will suit different learning styles. A HNC/HND may be for you if you are settled in a job and do not feel you need additional pastoral support, or if you’re looking to train around your existing position.

Undergraduate Animal Zoology and Conservation HNCs and HNDs courses

Animal Zoology and Conservation - HND

Undergraduate EKCW000P

Do you have a passion for animals and want to work in conservation? If you have a Level 3 qualification or A Levels, the HND in Animal Zoology and Conservation offers a practical and hands-on alternative route to university for you to gain a higher q...

16th Sept 2024 - 26th May 2026

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Animal Zoology and Conservation HNCs and HNDs

Common Leys Farm

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