Course Details

  • The animal care industry has grown considerably in recent years, largely owing to a greater public focus on animal health and welfare issues. As such, it is providing a wide range of challenging but fulfilling and rewarding career opportunities for individuals with the right qualifications. This course provides an excellent starting point for progression into Higher Education.

    Areas studied could include:
    - Animal health
    - Animal biology
    - Animal welfare
    - Animal behaviour and communication
    - Animal accommodation
    - Animal feeding and nutrition
    - Animal handling and safe working
    - Animal anatomy and physiology
    - Wildlife management and rehabilitation
    - Animal training
    - Wildlife populations, ecology and conservation

  • Four GCSEs at grade A-C, including Maths or English, OR a BTEC First Diploma or Level 2 equivalent
    You will be required to attend additional sessions to improve your English and Maths grades if applicable to enable you to progress to a full diploma if that is your intention

  • You will be assessed by a combination of assignments, practical, tests and off site projects.