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.

  • Example modules

    • 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.

  • Entry Requirements

    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.

  • Additional Information

    £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.

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Course Details

Qualification Level Level 1
Study Mode Full-Time Course
Start Date Rolling Programme
Duration 36 Weeks
Course Code WL1DPTIGAC
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Charley Sisson

Charley Sisson

Level 3 Animal Managment

"I applied to study with Tiggy winkles as it is a more interactive way of learning and had the opportunity to work hands on with animals. I have daily responsibilities of nurturing the animals, making sure they are health, clean and fed.

I get to look after lots of different animals but my favourite part is definably being able to work with deer’s.

I have applied to study veteran nursing at Oxford University."

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