Animal Care Diploma

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LOCATION & START DATE
Bicton College - 9 September 2024
LEVEL
Level 1 Levels Explained
DURATION
1 Year
LEARNING AREA
Animal Management & Veterinary Nursing Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

Animal Care Diploma

Learn the basic skills to start your career working with animals on our Level 1 Animal Care course. If your GCSEs were not what you expected, this course is an ideal starting point in order to progress onto Level 2.

You will learn the basic skills and knowledge associated with animal care working with a wide range of animals including: feeding, cleaning and exercising and general care. Our campuses are also home to a large variety of animals which include bearded dragons, snakes, pigs, tortoises, rats, rabbits, donkeys, poultry and cattle.

Caring for animals can be an extremely fulfilling and rewarding career. From working in kennels and catteries to pet shops, rescue centres or sanctuaries, there is a wide range of careers available on successful completion of your course. With access to animal collections on campus you will gain the practical training you need to pursue a career in this exciting industry.

What you will learn

Learn the essential skills to start your career working with animals, there will be the possibility of progression to Level 2 on completion of this course. You will study how to care for small mammals, birds and farm animals, handle and feed animals, clean their accommodation and carry out basic health care.

This course includes plenty of practical hands-on sessions to build those all-important practical skills.

Entry requirements

GCSE English and Maths at Grade 2 or 3 plus two additional GCSE’s or equivalent qualifications at Entry Level 3.

Work experience

As part of your course you will be required to carry out 60 hours of internal work experience.

Assessment

A range of written and practical assessments and exams

Progression

Continue your studies on one of our full-time courses, such as Animal Care Level 2 (please see relevant entry requirements) or an Animal Care apprenticeship.

Bicton College

Bicton College

Bicton College is based in East Devon, near Exeter, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just two miles from the Jurassic Coast. The historic Georgian mansion, commercial farm, animal husbandry school, modern veterinary nursing building, world-class engineering and heavy plant machinery workshop, walled garden and arboretum are all set in over 200 hectares of historic parkland.


Learn the essential skills to start your career working with animals, there will be the possibility of progression to Level 2 on completion of this course. You will study how to care for small mammals, birds and farm animals, handle and feed animals, clean their accommodation and carry out basic health care.

This course includes plenty of practical hands-on sessions to build those all-important practical skills.

GCSE English and Maths at Grade 2 or 3 plus two additional GCSE’s or equivalent qualifications at Entry Level 3.

As part of your course you will be required to carry out 60 hours of internal work experience.

A range of written and practical assessments and exams

Continue your studies on one of our full-time courses, such as Animal Care Level 2 (please see relevant entry requirements) or an Animal Care apprenticeship.

Bicton College

Bicton College

Bicton College is based in East Devon, near Exeter, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just two miles from the Jurassic Coast. The historic Georgian mansion, commercial farm, animal husbandry school, modern veterinary nursing building, world-class engineering and heavy plant machinery workshop, walled garden and arboretum are all set in over 200 hectares of historic parkland.


Dates & Locations

16-19 Adult
  • Location - Bicton College
  • Start Date - 9 September 2024
  • Tuition Fees: £1709.00* - FREE for school leavers
            
    *Please note - Fees apply to adults and HE students only. Only the most common fees scenario is shown. Actual fees may vary depending on your personal situation. Please contact us for further information.

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Fees apply to adults and HE students only. Only the most common fees scenario is shown. Actual fees may vary depending on your personal situation. Please contact us for further information.

Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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