What will I learn?
If you have a keen interest in working with animals, this course is for you. Youâ€™ll enjoy a mixture of practical lessons to help you develop animal handling techniques and classroom based work where youâ€™ll gain the relevant knowledge.
Sparsholt students also benefit from visits to a range of animal collections, such as Bristol Zoo and the Cotswold Wildlife Park, and the opportunity to hear from people already working with animals at the annual Speakersâ€™ Day â€“ giving valuable industry insight.
â€˘ Animal handling and health
â€˘ Health and safety
â€˘ Animal feeding and accommodation
â€˘ Animals in the wild and in society
â€˘ Developing team working and personal skills
Two or more GCSEs at grade D-E/3-1 or above.
What can I study next?
Level 2 in Animal Care
- Kennel or cattery worker
- Dog walker
- Pet shop assistant
- Animal care assistant
Level 1: Work based learning
A work based learning option is also available which offers a more applied approach and is based exclusively on site. The work based learning option will allow students to learn practical skills in a supported environment.
What can i study next?Â
- Level 2 in Animal Care or Level 1 in Animal Care.