What will I learn?
If you have a keen interest in working with animals, this course is for you. You’ll enjoy a mixture of practical lessons to help you develop animal handling techniques and classroom based work where you’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 Speakers’ Day – giving valuable industry insight.
• Animal handling and health
• Health and safety
• Animal feeding and accommodation
• Animals in the wild and in society
• 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 or Level 2 work based learning
- 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.