Animal Encounters

About the course

To apply for this course please complete and email us the AEB Funding Application form which can be downloaded from this page:

Course Overview

Do you have a love of animals and a desire to care for them? Would you like to find out what it is like to work with animals and start a new career?

Are you looking to change your career or improve your progression opportunities, by gaining professional qualifications and developing your knowledge and practical expertise in the land-based sector? Our Adult Skills courses are designed to appeal to all ages and abilities, no matter what your current experience or skillset.

Are there any entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements for this course, other than an interest in the subject area.

What will the course involve?

Health & Safety:

Understand health and safety risks arising from work activities within the animal industry; understand matters affecting health and safety; understand and maintain safe plant and equipment; ensure safe handling and use of substances; understand H&S information and instruction; ensure competency to carry out tasks; understand and maintain safe and healthy working conditions.

Small Animal Care Skills:

For anyone interested in working in animal care, this qualification provides a practical introduction. You will gain work-related skills in the area of animal care, gain insight into core activities within the sector, and prepare for further training and gain an understanding of:

How to assist with the care of animals, including relevant animal welfare legislation, minimising stress and injury to the animals, and keeping people and animals safe whilst working

The principles of animal care, including monitoring the health of animals, providing feed and water, and workplace health and safety requirements

Safe Use of Veterinary Medicines:

You will prove your competence in handling medication for animals and show you have the skills and knowledge to safely store, administer, dispose of and maintain veterinary medicines

How long will I be learning?

Start Date: Monday 29th April 2019 – Preston and Croxteth Campuses

The course runs for 5 weeks with 3 days of study per week

What equipment will I need?

What can I expect to learn from this course?

During the 5 week programme, you will achieve the following:

· Level 1 Award in Small Animal Care Skills

· Level 2 Award in Health & Safety

· Award in the Safe Use of Veterinary Medicines

What other training programmes and progression opportunities are there?