Animal Breeding, Certificate | Part time online | Warnborough College | United Kingdom
4 days
395 GBP/full
395 GBP/full
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Learn to plan implementation of an animal breeding program using genetic theory, practical applications to daily husbandry practice, and management of animal breeding programs. Join the Animal Breeding course from Warnborough College.


This Animal Breeding course from Warnborough College includes a sound introduction to genetics. Relevant to any type of animal (pets, farm animals, wildlife, horses, dogs, etc). Personal guidence from highly qualifed and experienced animal scientists and practitioners.

Course Aims

  • Explain how genes control the inheritance of characteristics, using two specific examples of animal breeding.
  • Distinguish between the phenotype and the genotype, of a specified farm animal.
  • Distinguish between dominant and recessive gene pairs.
  • Explain the differences in the function of chromosomes, of a specified fowl, when compared with a specified mammalian farm animal.
  • Describe the linkage of gender with the expression of non-sex character traits, in a specified farm animal.
  • Explain the role of mutation in animal breeding, including both positive and negative aspects.
  • Explain the role of the environment in all factors which determine genetic expression in animals.
  • Explain the relevance of hybrid vigour to breeding different animals, including; *chickens *pigs *sheep
  • Explain heritability in different classes of livestock, including: * dairy cattle *beef cattle *pigs *sheep.
  • Develop a set of aims for a breeding program, for a chosen farm animal.
  • Develop a checklist of criteria for selecting animals in a breeding program for a specified type of farm animal.
  • Explain natural selection, by giving an example of its application in a farm animal breeding program.
  • Explain artificial selection in animal breeding programs, including: * it’s aims *the methods used.
  • Explain genetic regression by giving an example of its possible occurrence in a farm breeding program.
  • Design a checklist of factors to consider when purchasing breeding stock for a specified farm situation.

Programme Structure


  • Genetics
  • Selection
  • Pure Breeding
  • Cross Breeding
  • Livestock Improvement

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 4 days

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details
  • You can start the course whenever is convenient for you.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will be studying from home and have access to support from our qualified tutors. Practical exercises and research tasks will be set at the end of each lesson – including an assignment. You will submit this assignment to your course tutor, who will mark your work and give you constructive feedback and suggestions.

Tuition Fee

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    395 GBP/full
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    Based on the tuition of 395 GBP for the full programme during 4 days.
  • National

    395 GBP/full
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    Based on the tuition of 395 GBP for the full programme during 4 days.


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