• Welcome to Lancaster & Morecambe College. It is our aim to provide you with an interesting and challenging study programme which will enrich your learning experience and help you succeed in your chosen career.


    The course you have chosen will provide you with the theory and practice of animal behaviour and welfare. The programme will also support you in developing the confidence required to work in the animal based industry. Opportunities to expand your knowledge base and experience will arise over the duration of your course via media links, becoming a member of a society and making connections with establishments within the industry.

  • This unit is concerned with the nutrition of production, collection and companion animals. A sound knowledge of the theoretical, as well as the practical, aspects of nutrition is essential to ensure the health and welfare of animals.

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  • This unit aims to develop learner understanding of the relationship between environmental and evolutionary pressures on resulting behaviours in a variety of contexts.


  • In this unit learners will explore the factors that an aquarium employee or ornamental fish farmer need to understand. The unit focuses on the work involved at an aquarium, aquatic centre, and specialist pet centre or similar, and the ideas in this unit are major considerations for this area of the industry.


  • The aim of this unit is to develop learner understanding of the historic and modern roles of animals in human societies and the range of socio-economic and cultural factors that have underpinned these changes. The unit is designed to encourage learners to research factors that influence human attitudes towards animals and the roles animals play in different human cultures.

  • This unit aims to develop learners understanding of the natural history of mammalian groups and individual significant species, their origins, adaptations, characteristics and behaviour in the wild, together with their present status and the viability of their survival.


  • The unit aims to develop the management skills and understanding related to the training of


  • The unit aims to develop the skills and understanding relevant to learners preparing to enter the work place.


  • This unit introduces learners to methodologies employed when carrying out research. It develops learners’ knowledge of the range of information sources available and should equip them with practical skills in planning a piece of research.

  • This unit aims to develop learners' skills in teh ptactical management of animals to give them the opportunity to apply practical competenece in the direct handling and management of animals and to understand the relationship between husbandry and disease prevention in a range of routine and non-routine situation.