City & Guilds Entry Level 3 Diploma Employability

About the course

This course focuses on the delivery and enhancement of employability skills to support students in successfully gaining employment in the animal care sector.

Students complete practical work in the College’s Animal and Equine Studies Centre in the Park. in addition to work experience within the sector. Community projects offer students the opportunity work as a team within the park.

Course modules

Year 1

Attitudes and Values for Personal Development

Candidate Project

Planning for Progression

Recognise the Benefits of Leisure Time

Work Safely

Working as Part of a Team

Personal Presentation and Hygiene

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

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.

Special requirements

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.)

Work experience

Students must attend a relevant placement in the animal industry, for example, veterinary practice, boarding kennel, pet retail organisation or canine grooming parlour.

Foundation Learning

We provide a range of Foundation Learning full-time and part-time courses for students with additional needs. Our aim is to help students develop a range of important skills - social, academic and vocational - whilst providing the support and encouragement for them to grow in confidence and express their personality.

The Foundation Learning team has built up an excellent reputation over many years for successfully working with students who have a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities.