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Animal Therapy and Rehabilitation (FdSc)
DD32 - Abingdon and Witney College
Full time: 2 years
Part time: 3 - 4 years
UCAS Tariff Points
The FdSc in Animal Therapy and Rehabilitation is designed to prepare you for a career in the animal complimentary physical therapy and rehabilitation industry. The first year provides a wide background in animal science and utilises the animal facilities to develop your animal handling and management skills. The second year focuses on developing your knowledge of the principles and application of therapy techniques in a wide range of therapies, developing your practical skills, including utilising the onsite, canine hydrotherapy facilities.
On completing this course, you may progress on to our BSc top-up course or move into employment in this rapidly growing industry.
This course is for people who might have current or previous experience working with animals. However, we also welcome applications from those of you with a desire to gain qualifications which would equip you to work in an animal therapy related industry.
This course is taught at Witney College, at the Common Leys Campus. You may need to consider travel costs depending on your proximity to the campus.
Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Financial support and scholarships
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.
How to apply
Wherever possible we make our conditional offers using the UCAS Tariff. The combination of A-level grades listed here would be just one way of achieving the UCAS Tariff points for this course.
UCAS Tariff Points: 80
A Level: BB
IB Points: 24
Further offer details
We seek students who have the potential to make good scientists and accept that qualifications are not the only indicator of future potential. Entrants to the programme should normally possess the following:
Either, a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience and a current role in an appropriate workplace setting, and a line manager’s letter of support and recommendation;
or, a minimum of 80 UCAS points which could arise from the following:
- BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma, Extended Diploma or other equivalent qualifications, such as GNVQ/NVQ or other Level 3 vocational qualifications.
- a minimum of one pass at A-level or 6-unit Vocational A-level, plus three passes at GCSE (grades A–C), or O-level (grades A–C) normally including Mathematics, English Language and Science.
Specific entry requirements
It may be possible, in certain situations, to gain accreditation of prior learning to enable students to enter the course with advanced standing or gain exemption from an element/ elements of the programme. This is assessed on an individual basis and is awarded in line with Oxford Brookes University’s regulations on accreditation of prior learning.
Students who obtain sufficient CAT points at level 4 in appropriate modules from alternative institutions may be granted entry at Level 5.
Students must be at least 17½ years of age.
Please also see the University's general entry requirements.
English language requirements
Please see the University's standard English language requirements.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.
Many of our courses consider applications for entry with credit for prior learning. Each application is individually assessed by our credit entry tutors.
If you would like more information about whether or not you may be eligible for the award of credit, for example from an HND, partly-completed degree or foundation degree, please contact our Admissions team.
We operate the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.
Full time Home (UK) applicantsApply through UCAS
Part time Home (UK) applicantsApply direct to the University
International applicantsApply direct to the University
Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS
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