Groom a Small Animal
Life and Handle Safely
Recognise a Healthy Farm Animal
Clean Farm Animal Housing
Weigh Farm Animals
Feed Young Farm Animals
Recognise Types and Parts of the Body of Small Animals
Check that a Small Animal is Healthy
Show Visitors Around a Small Animal Enterprise
Recognise Trees and Plants and their Importance for Wildlife
Edge and Repair a Footpath
Maintain an Area for Habitat
Show Visitors around Wildlife Area
Prepare for and Attend an Interview
Applying for a Job
Planning for Progression
Move and Prepare Farm Animal Pens
Assist with Catching and Restraining a Small Animal
Recognise Parts of Plant
Insert Plant Material
Control Weeds in a Planted Area
Water Plant Material by Hand
Students need to be 16 or over and have an interest in practical subjects to qualify. No previous qualifications are required and the College provides support for those who have learning difficulties and disabilities.
Learning and assessment
All units will be formally assessed using the C&G criteria and they will also be fully internally verified and submitted external verification where necessary.
On completion of this course it may be possible for students to progress onto a Level 1 course in Animal Care, Agriculture, Horticultural, Countryside or consider Supported Internship.
Assistant gardener, assistant grounds person, garden centre assistant, farmhand, countryside assistant etc.
1. Specialist Clothing and Equipment: Personal protective equipment e.g. Wellingtons / work boots (preferably steel toe-capped), overalls, waterproofs.
All students will gain either work experience or enrichment in one or more of the four vocational areas.