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Animal Care - Level 1 Diploma

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Start Date: 2 September 2024
Attendance: Full Time
Location: Angel (K Block)
Suitable for: School Leavers
Duration: 1 Year
Level: Level 1
CAREER PROSPECTS

ABOUT THE COURSE

This hands-on introduction to the animal care sector will equip you with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to animal care principles and practices, alongside employability units that will prepare you for work in the animal sector. You will also benefit from learning from:

  • Practical sessions in our newly refurbished animal centre
  • Opportunities supporting the care of our animals every day
  • Enrichment activities - trips to the Zoo/ Aquarium/ Farm
  • Tutorial support - pastoral care for you individually as part of a small group
  • Maths and English, if you have not yet achieved grade 4 at GCSE - re-sit opportunities and or Functional Skills alternatives
  • Work experience - both online and in person 

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Topics covered can include:

  • Caring for and feeding animals
  • Animal health and husbandry
  • Progression planning
  • Being organised
  • Working as part of a team
  • Accommodating and moving animals
  • The land-based sector
  • Growing plants
  • Aquatic environments

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • Three GCSEs at grade 2 ideally in Maths and English or above or a relevant Entry Level 3 qualification 

 All applicants must have an interview and assessment to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be assessed using a variety of methods including written assignments, practical demonstrations, worksheets, logbooks, presentations and group projects.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, such as Animal Care - Level 2 Diploma, or into other Level 2 Diploma courses in similar disciplines, such as Horticulture, Applied Science, Ariculture. 

This course will also help you secure work in areas such as:

  • Kennels
  • Catteries
  • Rescue and Rehabilitation Centres
  • Wildlife Centres
  • Pet Shops

WHERE STUDENTS PROGRESS TO AFTER THIS COURSE

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of people went into Education, not Higher Education, after completing the course
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