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CIE Level 5 Diploma in Animal Studies

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Are you an animal lover? Do you want to gain an in-depth knowledge about them? Then this CIE Level 5 Diploma in Animal Studies course is the one for you.

  • Accredited level 4 and 5 diploma in animal studies.
  • Achieve up to 240 learning credits which can be used towards future studies.
  • Understand the biology, genetics, and classification of mammals.
  • Study the anatomy, psychology, nutrition, and behaviour of cats, dogs, and horses.
This course is only available to study online.

Course overview

Would you love a career working with animals? This Animal Studies course will open the gateway into a career that has so many alternative routes to take, ranging from zookeeping and professional pet training, right through to wildlife conservation and working for animal charities.

This Level 4 and 5 Diploma in Animal Studies was created for anyone hoping to achieve a career working with animals in some way. You’ll explore key topics such as the anatomy and physiology of dogs, cats, and horses, as well as the genetic principles and biology of mammals in general.

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

These courses can be enrolled onto separately, but by enrolling onto this combined course you will receive a considerable discount.

It is ideal for:

  • Students who want to develop their animal behaviour knowledge
  • Those aspiring to work or progress their career in the animal industry.

Future career options:

  • Animal technician
  • Equine groom
  • Pest control surveyor
  • Animal attendant
  • Animal keeper
  • Large animal technician
  • Trainee zookeeper
  • Contract animal technician
  • Mammal keeper
  • Primate care staff
  • Animal care assistant
  • Animal rehomer


Course Duration

Up to 2 years.

Course Outcome

You will receive the CIE Level 4 and Level 5 Diploma in Animal Studies awarded by CIE Global. You can also achieve up to 240 learning credits which can be put towards future studies.

Entry Requirements

Students must hold a level 3 diploma or an A Level qualification (or higher) before enrolling on this diploma.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

Extra info


You are required to create an ePortfolio. After each unit, you will have to send your work by email to your tutor. This means you will have 16 tutor-marked assessments. You will also have to take part in self-assessment activities, do your own independent research and conduct your own reflective journal.

Course duration

You may start at any time and have a full two 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 both CIE Level 4 and 5 Diplomas in Animal Studies.

You will also achieve up to 240 learning credits which can be used toward future studies. This course can be used to help you secure a place on a level 6 degree or diploma.

Please note, university entry requirements can differ, so we recommend that you consult with your preferred universities to check that they will allow you to study with them after completing this course.

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.


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