With certain coveted animal careers in veterinary practice, zoology, marine biology and more requiring you to be educated through a Higher Education (HE) provider, it's vital people aspiring to secure these jobs meet the entry requirements they need to study at this level.
For such highly technical and commonly scientific animal roles, getting a degree or similar is an essential step on the route to employment. If you’re an animal enthusiast looking to align your career with your passions, you’ll be pleased to know this process just became a lot more flexible!
To help would-be animal professionals achieve this goal, learndirect Level 3 animal qualifications now provide you with UCAS Tariff Points upon completion. These points are what Higher Education providers use to decide whether you’re eligible to study with them, and there is typically a set number that acts as a barrier to entry on each HE course or university degree.
This means HE and university hopefuls can begin their animal education early and put this learning toward their eventual career. With the points on offer ranging from 8 to 48 depending on the Level 3 course intensity, it can be an excellent way to boost your number before taking that next step in your education.
Just a few examples of the points you can achieve from different animal courses are:
8 UCAS Tariff Points
- Pet Care in Retail Level 3 Award (RQF)
- Primate Studies Level 3 Award (RQF)
- Animal Licensing Inspector Level 3 Award (RQF)
16 UCAS Tariff Points
- Canine Care, Behaviour & Welfare Level 3 Award (RQF)
- Introduction to Dog Grooming (RQF) Level 3 Award
24 UCAS Tariff Points
- Zookeeping Level 3 Diploma (RQF)
- Animal Welfare Officer Level 3 Diploma (RQF)
32 UCAS Tariff Points
48 UCAS Tariff Points
All of these courses and more provide perfect preparation for those looking to apply to university for the September 2023 intake.
On Your Way To Higher Education
By choosing to work towards Higher Education through our online courses, you’re in the driving seat of your learning journey as you’re free to study on your terms. With no classes or timetables, it’s easy to juggle this part of your learning around your other commitments.
What’s more, with animal-specific courses now attributing to your further education ambition, you’re getting a head start on the understanding you need for your eventual career. You can build your knowledge about domestic or wild animals well in advance of employment, so you can hit the ground running when you get there.
Check out the Level 3 animal courses we have on offer in more detail on our website or talk through the options available with our Course Specialists on 01202 006 464 or via our online contact options.