CIE Level 5 Diploma in Animal Studies

Course code: OLL319

Do you love animals and want to learn more about them? Then you can do just that by studying our animal studies course, from home!

  • Explore the original and historical timeline of classification and taxonomy and relate this to different species
  • Explore the difference between mammals and reptiles, whilst taking into consideration classification
  • Understand how the nitrogen, water and oxygen cycles have an effect on animals
  • Explore the biology of animals, including DNA, homeostasis and the reproduction system
  • Review the basic principles of genetic inheritance already covered and then goes on to explore these in relation to the horse
  • Understand equine health, disease and nutrition
  • Investigate the skeleton of a cat and understand how it provides structure to the body
  • Learn about feline and canine health, diseases and nutrition
  • Understand canine anatomy, physiology and the inheritance processes
This course is only available to study online.
Course overview

The course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace.

You will receive all the course material through an online eLearning portal, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you advice and helping you through your course.

Course Duration

Up to 2 years.

Course Outcome

You will receive the CIE Level 5 Diploma in Animal Studies awarded by CIE Global.

Entry Requirements

Students must hold a Level 3 Diploma or an A level qualification (or higher) before enrolling onto this Level 5 qualification.


Tutor Marked Assignments.

Course content
Extra info


This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full 2 years to complete your studies. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

This course will allow you to work at home or at work. All materials for the course will be received online. You will also get tutor support by email.

Course Outcomes

On completion of this course you will receive the CIE Level 5 Diploma in Animal Studies.

Awarding Body

This course is awarded by CIE Global. CIE (Centre for Interactive Education) is an innovative awarding organisation in the UK. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.


All students must be 16 years of age and above. Students must hold a Level 3 Diploma or an A level qualification (or higher)  before enrolling onto this Level 5 qualification.

You may start at any time and have 2 years to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

  • Online learning platform
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card

You will send your work by email to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the CIE Level 5 Diploma in Animal Studies.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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