Animal health and nutrition
Day to day care of animals
Exercise and handling of animals
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.
Your school or Home Educating Parent or Guardian must complete Application Form Part B before your application will be processed.
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.
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
Employment in kennels, catteries, pet shop, grooming parlour, welfare societies e.g. RSPCA.
You will require specialist clothing including wellington/work boots (preferably steel toe-capped), overalls, waterproofs.
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