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Animal Studies Progression Diploma: Level 1.5

LARGE ANIMAL CARE UNIT set in 12 acres of pleasant and attractive grounds, accommodating numerous species. Our lecturers are highly experienced in teaching, assessing and animal management.

Course information

Course Summary

The programme of study is made up of a series of City & Guilds Level 1 and Level 2 units, and short stand-alone qualifications relating to Animal Studies. This full-time bespoke course is designed for students that are not yet able to access and be successful on the City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Diploma in Animal Care. It is also suitable for those that have completed a Level 1 in Animal Care but are not yet ready to progress into full-time employment in the Animal Management industry.

Course Code:N5800
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:
Awarded by:City and Guilds
Course Length

One year

Course Detail

Work Experience is a part of this course, the hours and dates will be determined by the course tutor. Work experience can be up to a maximum of two weeks on an external placement, you are encouraged to source your own placement with support from the WEX Team and your course tutor. Where external placements are not possible you will be expected to take part in simulated work experience organised by the college.

Course Fees

Please note:

  • Students aged 16 to 18, or those aged 16 to 24 who have a valid EHCP, and are studying Further Education courses are not charged for course fees
  • For more information about financial support, please click here.
Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by discussion with the course team. Students are required to have:

  • Ideally a Level 1 qualification in Animal Care; and
  • Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths; and
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English
  • A good reference from your school.

Progressing Students: Individual has achieved at least a Pass, and ideally a Merit or Distinction, in their Level One in Landbased [Animal Care] and has a satisfactory reference from their current Course Lead in relation to their studies, timely completion of coursework, good standards of behaviour, attendance of at least 87% in all of their study programme including maths and English

Your Next Steps

Level 2 Animal Studies - find out more here.

Other Information

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.


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Last updated - 02/11/2021