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Animal Care

Animal Care Level 1

  • Course Type: Diploma

What can this course lead to?

On successful completion of this course you will be prepared for a variety of roles in various animal industries including:

  • Retail outlets
  • Animal Sanctuaries
  • Catteries and Kennels
  • Animal Welfare Organisations

 You will also be able to progress to further education study in related areas. With the achievement of English and maths, this course will support your progression to Level 2 Animal Care

The completion of this course (along with the achievement of English/maths) will support progression to Level 2 Animal Care.

Who is it for?

If you enjoy practical work and working outdoors with animals, then this course could be for you. The course will provide you with a basic introduction to working with animals.

You will have access to a variety of animals including pet animals, farm animals and exotic animals, enabling you to build up confidence along with your practical skills.

What is covered?

Throughout the course you may have the opportunity to work at a local animal visitor centre. There will also be opportunities for subject related trips and visits. You will learn:

  • Skills to assist in practical animal husbandry
  • Maths and English skills
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Assist with maintaining health and wellbeing of animals
  • Assist with handling and accommodation of animals
  • Introduction to wildlife and conservation
  • Assist with feeding and watering animals
  • Assist with handling and restraint of animals

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

2 GCSEs at grade 2/E or above including English and maths, and evidence of an interest in the subject through previous experience with animals.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
1 Year

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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