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Foundation Degree (FdSc) Canine and Feline Training and Behaviour 2017 Entry UCAS Code: C865


This course covers the skills and knowledge that can be applied in a range of animal management industries, particularly in the areas of companion animals focusing on the canine and feline species.


There is an emphasis on project work that concentrates on specific areas of interest.

Modules of Study Include:

Year 1

• Academic Skills
• Kennel and Cattery Management (Industry Skills)
• Introduction to Business
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Human and Animal Interactions
• Canine and Feline Behaviour
• Learning and Cognition
• Canine and Feline Welfare

Year 2

• Personal Research Project
• Business Enterprise
• Academic Development
• Organising Classes
• Breeding and Inheritance
• Training and Learning Theory
• Applied Animal Training
• Clinical Skills

Entry Requirements

For admission to Foundation Degree courses (except Veterinary Nursing), students must have achieved grade C or above in a minimum of five GCSE subjects including English, Mathematics and Science or have passed suitable equivalents.  In addition, for admission onto FdSc programmes, students must have achieved a pass grade in a minimum of one ‘A2’ level subject (or equivalent) or have successfully completed an Extended/ National Diploma in a relevant subject area. Using the UCAS tariff system, a typical offer for admission to the FdSc would be a minimum 48 UCAS points*.

Some students will be invited to attend an interview at Askham Bryan College and places will be subject to a satisfactory reference. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

*In line with the new UCAS tariff system for more information please visit

Further Study

A one year top up route to an Honours Degree.


Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400