NPTC Entry Level Two/Three Award Skills for Working Life Animal Care (14-16 Programme)

About the course

This is an entry level course is for young people who are interested in working with small animals. It will provide students with the basic practical skills and knowledge they need to either gain employment or progress to further training. It will also help develop common, social and interpersonal skills and widen life experiences. The course is largely practical and students will work both in a classroom and on Myerscough's Animal Academy. Students will join full time learners on the course.

Course modules

Year 1

Assist with cleaning housing for small animals

Recognise parts of the body of small animals and their function

Recognise small animals

Recognise types of animal housing and bedding for small animals

Recognise types of foods and feed small animals

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Students need to be 14 or 15 and have an interest in animal care.

Learning and assessment

The course is largely practical and students will work both in a classroom and on Myerscough's Animal Academy. Students will join full time learners on the course.

Progression

Students who successfully complete the course may wish to study full time at Myerscough or at another college.

Careers

Employment may be gained within the animal care or land based industries.

Special requirements

You will need to have wellington or work boots and overalls. You will also need to ensure your tetanus is up to date.

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.