Entry Level Three Award/Certificate in Animal Care (14-16 Programme)

Entry Level Three Award/Certificate in Animal Care (14-16 Programme)

About the course

This entry level course is for young people who are interested in working with animals. It will provide students with the basic practical skills and knowledge they need to either gain employment or progress to further training in Animal Care. It will also help develop common, social and interpersonal skills and widen life experiences.

Course modules

Year 1

Animal health and nutrition

Day to day care of animals

Exercise and handling of animals

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Students need to be 14 or 15 and have an interest in animal care. This course is open to Home Educated learners.

Learners will complete a basic literacy assessment at interview. All learners will start the course on a 6 week trial. Statements must be submitted as part of the application process for appropriate learners and support agreed prior to any offer being made.

Learning and assessment

The course is largely practical and students will work both in a classroom and in Croxteth Park’s Animal Academy. Student will start on the entry 2 qualification, students completing two years on the course will progress to the entry level three qualification.

There are two intakes per year one in September and one in January. Students only completing a part year will complete an award qualification. Students completing a full year will complete a certificate qualification.

Progression

Students who successfully complete the course may wish to study full time at Myerscough or at another college. They may also progress onto a workplace apprenticeship through the College

Careers

Employment in kennels, catteries, pet shop, grooming parlour, welfare societies e.g. RSPCA.

Special requirements

You will require specialist clothing including wellington/work boots (preferably steel toe-capped), overalls, waterproofs.

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.