This course is ideal if you're just starting out and want to gain the basic knowledge and skills you need to move on to further study or get an entry-level job working in agriculture, horticulture or animal care.
What will I learn?
Learn the basics of animal husbandry working with wildlife within a busy wildlife Hospital.
- Assist with feeding and watering animals
- Assist with the preparation and maintenance of animal accomodation
- Assist with the handling and restrait of animals
- Assist with the exercise of animals
How will I be assessed?
This nationally recognised, accredited qualification covers the basics of animal care. Students will be expected to complete set assignments at home to improve their overall background knowledge.
Students should have a minimum of Entry 3 Maths and English or GCSE grades at E-G.
Progression & Career Opportunities
You can progress onto the Level 2 in Animal Care qualification. Achieving this qualification can help you work in roles such as: Farm worker with livestock; Animal centre/shelter worker; Kennel or cattery worker.
£545 for the course. Payment in instalments may be possible, but needs to be agreed in advance. 16-18 year olds receive fee funding. They may also be required to take English and Maths functional skills as part of the course, if they do not have A*-C grade GCSE certificates. 19+ year olds may qualify for full or partial course fees funding, depending on eligibility criteria.