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Animal Care - Entry Level

Overview

As well as studying a range of skills related to the care and welfare of animals, this course will also enable you to build your self-confidence while improving your personal and social development.

You will study at Derby Road and Willow Tree Farm.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but you will be expected to complete an assessment.

You will need to attend an interview before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20181 yr(s)4762A1234FREE£465.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

One year. 

Location

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on your portfolio work and through practical assessment.

What does the course lead to?

Upon completion you could gain employment in a role related to the skills and knowledge you develop on the course.

What will I study?

  • Working as part of a team
  • Diet and nutrition of animals
  • Recognise body parts of animals and their function.
  • Clean animal accommodation
  • Assist in catching and restraining animals
  • Health checks on animals
  • Functional Skills maths and English

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

How do I apply?

Apply online

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