Applied Science and Animal Management

Applied science and animal management Cronton

By joining the Centre of Excellence for Science and Maths at Cronton Sixth Form College, vocational students can choose to study applied sciences or animal management to access a wide range of careers in both industries.

Our newly refurbished laboratories boast the very best in equipment and technologies ensuring students can develop the latest practical techniques. An outstanding blend of practical and theoretical teaching allows students to develop their skills to an exceptionally high standard to support their applications for university and employment.

Courses available in Applied Science and Animal Management

See below for the full list of vocational science courses available. Please refer to the entry requirements listed further down the page to help identify which level is right for you.

Once you have made an application to the College you will be invited in for an interview with the admissions team who will help to identify the right course, at the right level to meet your goals and aspirations.

Level Qualification Course Title Location Duration
3 BTEC Extended Diploma Applied Science Cronton 2 Years
3 BTEC Extended Diploma Animal Management Cronton 2 Years
2 BTEC Diploma Animal Care Cronton 1 Year


Career Paths:

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Marine Biologist
  • Lab Technician
  • RSPCA Inspector
  • Zoo Keeper


More than just a course

Training in newly refurbished laboratories, students will gain real practical skills alongside their theoretical knowledge.

Regular trips and work experience across a wide range of settings allow students to experience a diverse range of career options. These include our exclusive weekly placements with the award winning ‘Farmer Teds’, research laboratories, veterinary hospitals, safari parks and prestigious universities.
Applied science and animal management Cronton

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Unique experience

  • Take part in regional and national competitions
  • Trips to leading research laboratories and prestigious universities
  • Weekly work experience at award winning farm, Farmer Teds
  • Prestigious destinations for students such as Veterinary Science degrees
  • Regular programme of trips to a variety of employers including Chester Zoo, safari parks, rescue centres, veterinary hospitals and farms


Entry Requirements

Level 3

A minimum of 5 A*- C GCSE subject grades, including English Language, Science and Maths.

Level 2

A minimum of 4 A* – D GCSE subject grades or equivalent, including English Language and Science

What could these courses lead on to?

Applied Science
Following the level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science students can progress into a diverse range of university degrees including biomedical science, nutrition and health, nursing, biochemistry, and forensic science. Students may also go in to employment in commercial laboratories.
Animal Care/Management
You can progress through from level 2 to level 3 in Animal Management. Following the Level 3 in Animal Management, students’ progress in to careers in a wide variety of settings or to animal related degrees in university.
Applied science and animal management Cronton