City & Guilds Skills for Working Life - Animal Care

About the course

This is an entry level course for adults and young people who are interested in a land-based job. It is suitable for students with moderate learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The award is offered at Entry Levels 2 and 3 and focuses on a variety of land-based vocational activities. It will provide students with the basic practical skills and knowledge you need to either gain employment or progress to further training. It will also help develop common, social and interpersonal skills and widen life experiences.

Course modules

Year 1

Preparing for work


Agriculture (Conservation at Witton park)

Animal Care

Myerscough Skills (Literacy and Numeracy)

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Students need to be 16 or over and have an interest in a practical subject to qualify. No previous qualifications are required and the College provides support for those who have learning difficulties and disabilities.


On completion of this course it may be possible for students to progress onto a Level 1 course or into work.


It may be possible to find work in one of the vocational areas studied.

Special requirements

Students will be required to have wellington boots and work boots (preferably steel-toe capped), overalls and waterproofs.

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.