BTEC Level 1 Diploma
If you’re leaving school, this course is a fantastic introduction to animal care that you’ll really enjoy. You’ll get to experience lots of practical animal handling at our excellent Animal Care unit at Plumpton.
The course will cover all areas of animal care, giving you the skills to handle a range of animals including reptiles, amphibians, small & large mammals, and more! Plus you’ll be able to develop your functional and personal development skills. You’ll learn lots of essential study skills and invaluable employment skills to help you in your future roles.
Offered at either Main College site or at Netherfield
This is a useful way for students to improve practical skills and experience what it's like to work in the animal care industry.
Indicative Programme Content
Students will undertake a range of units which cover essential aspects of animal care, working and employment skills, functional skills and personal development skills. The programme is continually assessed via practical activities and written work, which are recorded in a student maintained portfolio.
- Animal Accommodation
- Animal Handling
- Animal Feeding & Watering
- Animal Health & Wellbeing
- Animals in the Wild & Society
- Wildlife & Conservation
- Health & Safety
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Mature students without the above requirements will be considered
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3 days per week
After completing your course, you can choose to go on to study a Level 2 animal care programme at Plumpton or an apprenticeship.
Alternatively you’ll have the skills to take on a role in animal husbandry, exercise or feeding of companion animals.
- Maintain the safety of self and others in the workplace
- Maintenance of equipment
- Care of animals
- Feedstuffs for small animals
- Animal accommodation
- Movement and handling of small animals
- English & Maths
- Check that a small animal is healthy
- Catching and restraining a small animal
- Working in a team
- Groom a small animal
Ready to take the next step?
Apply for this course online now to begin you journey towards a qualification in Animal Management.
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