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FdSc Applied Canine Behaviour and Training

Please arrive at the college by 9am to complete your enrolment - it should take no longer than an hour. Please follow the campus signage to find the conference hall. If you are unable to make it in for enrolment, please let us know by emailing enquiries@bishopburton.ac.uk or by calling 0800 731 8281.

In order to successfully enrol, please ensure you bring:

  • A form of photo ID
  • National Insurance number
  • Exam results slip
  • Student Finance information.

Please note, you must meet the entry requirements for the programme you have been accepted onto in order to enrol successfully. If you do not meet requirements, your enrolment on the programme will be at the discretion of the programme leader. 

Enrolment and Freshers' Week

Sunday 16th September 2018 - Friday 21st September 2018


Semester One

Monday 24th September 2018 - Friday 25th January 2019


Semester One Reading Week

Monday 29th October 2018 - Friday 2nd November 2018


Christmas Break

Monday 24th December 2018 - Monday 7th January 2019


Semester Two

Monday 28th January 2019 - Friday 24th May 2019


Easter Break

Monday 8th April 2019 - Monday 22nd April 2019


For your foundation degree programmes work experience is a compulsory element.  Support is given to students to find placements. Students will have to complete a minimum of 152 hours of external work experience at a related industry. 

The college has a strict policy in place when approving work placements – students must not commence placement until they have received notification of approval by the college.

In addition to work experience, during your programme, you will be invited in to college to listen to guest speakers working in the industry. 

Before you begin your course, you’ll need to make sure you’re prepared with the right equipment. Many of our courses need specialist health and safety clothing, but we’ve made it simple - some of your essentials and college branded clothing can be bought from our online shop.

For your course, you will need:

  • A tablet, smartphone or laptop to take notes in lectures and seminars
  • Stationery
  • USB stick and / or portable hard drive
  • Students will require regular access to a computer with a broadband Internet connection in order to participate in webinars, download learning materials, watch recorded webinars and submit assignments.  A headset with microphone will be required for participation in webinars and on-line tutorials.
  • Appropriate software is required: Microsoft Office and OpenOffice (freeware) are the only office suites supported.
  • Students must have regular access to a dog to enable them to progress through the training modules
  • College-branded white laboratory coat
  • College-branded blue kennel coat
  • Appropriate waterproof outdoor clothing and footwear for outdoor practicals
  • Strong steel toe capped boots for practical sessions
  • The college has a strict policy of not allowing work boots inside college buildings – you will need to have alternative footwear (shoes or trainers) to attend lectures and tutorials.
  • Roughly £150 to cover the costs of field trips, visits and additional add on certificates over the duration of your programme
  • Training equipment will be required (i.e. clicker and target stick) for the training related modules
  • Block sessions are a compulsory element of the programme. Students will need to fund their own travel, accommodation and food
  • Payment for the boarding kennels is required if a student decides to bring their own dog to the relevant block session
  • PLEASE NOTE: The college has a strict policy of not allowing dogs to be left in vehicles.
Bishop Burton College
York Road
Bishop Burton, East Yorkshire HU17 8QG

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