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
This course gives a practical introduction to the equine industry. Students need to be over 14, demonstrating confidence and competence in basic horse 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.
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
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