City & Guilds (NPTC) Level 1 Land-Based Studies (Animal Care) 14-16

About the course

This course provides a basic introduction to the care of a variety of domestic animals. Areas of study will include feeding, cleaning and handling animals as well as additional modules covering work safety and skills development in the land-based industries. Time will be spent in the classroom and in the College’s Animal Studies Centre (for Liverpool this will be in the Animal Centre based within the Rare Breeds Farm) 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 on-line assessment.

Students will infill with the full time post 16 group. Units achieved will depend on days attended.

Please note we are unable to confirm appropriate delivery days until the post 16 timetable is set over the summer period.

Units achieved will depend on days attended, students are likely to achieve unit accreditation only on this programme.

Course modules

Year 1

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

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

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.

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.

Progression

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.

Special requirements

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)

Animal Studies

Britain is well regarded as a nation of animal lovers, from companion pets to large animal collections. This has resulted in a multi-million pound industry, ranging from well known national pet feed companies to pet stores, catteries and kennels and numerous other businesses providing for the needs of animals.

If you care about animals and have a deep interest in their health and wellbeing, Myerscough provides an excellent opportunity for you to further your studies. You'll develop a range of skills and have the opportunity to care for a range of animals including dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets, farm animals, reptiles and amphibians and a range of invertebrates.