Assist with the preparation and maintenance of animal accommodation
You will learn about different types of animal housing and bedding and then practically prepare and clean out Animal Academy animals.
Animals in the wild and in society
This unit looks at animals such as wildlife and exotic zoo species. It identifies the different terminology associated with classifying animals and adaptations animals have developed over time to become better species.
Assist with the care of animals
In this unit students learn how to keep different species of animals healthy and happy.
Assist with the handling and restraint of animals
You will assist others in handling a variety of animals. You will also learn about moving them around and retraining them e.g. for the vet.
Principles of the Care of Animals
In this unit the student will learn about the principles of animal care
This course gives a practical introduction to the animal industry. Students need to be over 14, demonstrating confidence and competence in basic animal care skills. Academic qualifications are not essential, just a willingness to learn.
Your school or Home Educating Parent or Guardian must complete Application Form Part B before your application will be processed.
For home educated applicants your Parent or Guardian must complete the Home Educated Form and return before your application will be processed.
Learning and assessment
Time will be spent in the classroom and in the College’s Animal Academy developing practical skills. Students must have an interest in the subject and have some prior experience of working with animals.
A portfolio of written work must be completed as well as a short online assessment.
Year 10 students may wish to continue into year 11 to complete additional units. Year 11 students may progress onto a full time Further Education or Apprenticeship Programme.
Employment in kennels, catteries, pet shop, grooming parlour, welfare societies e.g. RSPCA.
Costs that are mandatory for the course:
Course fees apply for school-educated students (see 14-16 prospectus).
Equipment and/or Clothing:
- College warehouse jacket (purchased via animal studies centre approx. £30), Wellington boots or other sturdy work boots.
- Tetanus vaccination up to date.
- 2 x lever arch files
- 2 x dividers
- Pens/Pencils (coloured) (approx. £10)
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