- Subject Area
- Animal Care
- Age Group
(Full Time - 1 year)
This qualification will introduce students to a variety of animal care methods, and to give them an insight into the animal care industry. Students will take part in practical and work related skill sessions that will teach them the basics of feeding, handling and safely transporting animals. Areas covered by this course include reptile handling, companion animal handling, receiving and storing feeds, transportation of animals, and health and safety.
Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.
Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.
How will I be assessed?
Assessments for this qualification are made up of a variety of practical activities, written tasks and course work.
Continuing Your Journey
Upon successful completion of this qualification students will be able to progress onto a Level 2 Animal Care course. Students can also use this qualification to work towards becoming skilled in their chosen career. Roles in the animal care industry include a kennel or cattery assistant, a pet store assistant, a rescue centre assistant, a farm worker, or dog grooming.Careers page
Fees, Finance & Funding
If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.Fees, finance and funding page
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Interact with an incredible range of animals, both domestic and exotic, discover how and why animals behave like they do, and follow your passion for these wonderful creatures with a career in animal care – all from right here in Manchester at our Northenden campus.