Attitudes and Values for Personal Development
Planning for Progression
Recognise the Benefits of Leisure Time
Working as Part of a Team
Personal Presentation and Hygiene
Students must have a keen interest in gaining employment in the animal care sector. No previous qualifications are necessary, though an Entry Level Diploma in Skills For Working Life (Animal Care) may support your application.
Learning and assessment
During the course students build a portfolio of evidence; there is no formal end exam.
Employment, the Level 1 in Animal Care or a Supported Internship.
Employment in kennels, catteries, pet shop, grooming parlour, welfare societies e.g. RSPCA.
Costs that are mandatory for the course:
Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear for practical elements approx. £30
(There may be bursaries available to support with the purchase of these items.)
Students must attend a relevant placement in the animal industry, for example, veterinary practice, boarding kennel, pet retail organisation or canine grooming parlour.