The Level 1 in Animal Care is a practical, full-time, one-year study programme, which will give you a general introduction to working in the landbased industry, as well as the care of a range of large and small animals. You will learn how to feed, clean, move and exercise animals on our purpose-built Animal Care Unit.
|Study Type:||Full Time|
|Academic Level:||Level 1|
|Awarded by:||City & Guilds|
This course forms part of a programme study which will be tailored individually to boost your employability and which will include Maths and English as well as a range of landbased and animal-related topics. Functional Skills in Maths and English are included in the full-time programme along with both group and one-to-one tutorials and enrichment activities.
How will I be assessed?
Your practical skills will be assessed as they develop throughout the course and your tutors will watch what you do, ask you questions and set written work to make sure that your knowledge is growing as well as your practical skills. You will also be expected to develop a collection of coursework and assessment sheets, known as a portfolio.
How much practical work is there?
This course involves an average of six hours of practical work on the animal care unit per week. You will also be expected to participate in classroom-based sessions throughout the week.
The course is practically based and students must be willing to work outdoors on the Animal Care Unit daily, carrying out all animal care tasks set. This will include feeding, watering, cleaning out, grooming, health checking, moving animals and general basic maintenance and tidying tasks; for example, sweeping, moping, cleaning and storing items. Students must be able to work safely, which includes following instructions and rules, and wear correct PPE (Personal Protection Equipment).
GCSE English and Maths at grade 2, or Functional Skills English and Maths at Entry Level 3.
This course will prepare you for further study and training, or enable you to take your first steps into an animal care-related career. Former students have gone on to work in pet shops, kennels and city farms.
Potential career routes in the Animal Studies industry:
Essential Personal Protective Equipment
Students are required to purchase steel toe-capped boots, overalls and waterproof clothing. These can be purchased through our recommended supplier, details of which are available at enrolment.
Last updated – 27/02/18