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Foundation Degree Animal Science and Welfare The Course: This course is available as a 2 year full time or 3 year part time programme and aims to provide the student with the fundamentals of animal science training, development and management, setting foundations for a successful career. The learner will develop skills, knowledge and practical experience in animal behaviour, physiology and care, including the interaction and importance of animals in society and welfare management. Specific modules will examine the management of wildlife as well as the nutritional requirements of various dietary types. Opportunities to examine animal nursing and the management of animal collections are also available. This qualification provides an essential broad base to the theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed for working in the animal care industry and includes compulsory work experience Course Content: (indicative programme) Research Methods and Statistics, Principles of Biological Science, Landbased Business, Employability Skills, Animal Legislation & Ethics, Wildlife Management, Animal Nutrition, Animal Nursing Techniques, Animal Collection Management, Animal Husbandry & Management, Anthrozoology, Health & Welfare of Animals, Animal Anatomy & Physiology, Data Analysis & Research, Workbased Learning, Workbased Learning Project. Progression Routes: Upon successful completion of this Foundation Degree students can top up to a full Honours Degree at UEA in Professional Practice (Animal Science & Science), or top up at another university on a course pertinent to their specialism. Alternatively students will be well equipped with industry skills to meet demand in the workplace. Financial Information: Course Fees for full-time Foundation Degree students will be 3145 per year and for part-time students this will be 1572.50 per year. Help with Fees is detailed below. Financial Assistance: Full-time students can apply for a Student Maintenance Loan up to 3000 through their Local Education Authority (LEA) to support living costs. The amount available is based on your personal circumstances (up to 100% by means-tested application) or up to 75% through a non means-tested application. Full time students from low income households could be eligible for a new means tested non-repayable Higher Education Maintenance Grant (HEMG) of up to 2700 available from their LEA. Easton College Bursary Award (ECBA) Full-time students can apply for a non-refundable bursary of 1000 per year from the ECBA which will be paid in two instalments at the end of each semester. Students receiving the full value Higher Education Maintenance Grant (HEMG) will be eligible to apply for support through the Easton College HE Learning Fund and all other students receiving less than the full HEMG may be eligible for pro-rata assistance from the Fund (all students must complete a means-tested application). This is paid each semester. LEA assistance students can applybe assessed by their LEA for the following help: Parents Learning Allowance Childcare Grant Disabled Students Allowance Grant Leavers Grant Access to Learning Fund Adult Dependents Grant

Foundation Degree Animal Science and Welfare The Course: This course is available as a 2 year full time or 3 year part time programme and aims to provide the student with the fundamentals of animal science training, development and management, setting foundations for a successful career. The learner will develop skills, knowledge and practical experience in animal behaviour, physiology and care,...

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