Assist with maintaining the health and wellbeing of animals
Safe and effective working practices in land-based industries
Introduction to Wildlife and Conservation
Animals in the Wild and in Society
Develop Performance in Land-based Industries
Assist with Feeding and Watering Animals
Assist with the Movement, Handling and Accommodation of Animals
Academic qualifications are not essential, but a basic level of maths and English is important.
This course covers practical skills and relevant background knowledge. Students need to be interested in the subject area, with some practical knowledge of small animal care desirable.
It is strongly recommended for applicants to gain some voluntary experience within the animal sector in order to ensure that they are fully prepared for the expectations of the study programme and gain a realistic insight of the animal industry. A minimum of five days (which do not have to be consecutive) is advised.
Students who successfully complete the course could possibly progress onto Level 2 Diploma Animal Care.
Employment in kennels, catteries, pet shop, grooming parlour, welfare societies eg RSPCA.
College warehouse jacket (purchased during induction week via animal studies centre approx. £30), Wellington boots or other sturdy work boots.
Tetanus vaccination up to date
Contributions to trips and visits (approx. £30)
2 x lever arch files
2 x dividers
Pens/Pencils (coloured) (approx. £10)
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