What will I learn?
This course encompasses both practical assignments and theory based assignments – with a higher proportion of theory content and theory assignments. You’ll enjoy practical lessons to help you develop animal handling techniques and classroom based work where you’ll gain the relevant knowledge.
Assignments are all completed under supervised conditions and must be done without the use of the internet or external support. There are also 2 online multiple choice exams that must be passed. You will be offered the opportunity for a residential to either the New Forest or the Isle of Wight as well as day trips to see different zoological collections.
- Animal handling and health
- Health and safety
- Careers in the land based sector
- Animal feeding and accommodation
- Animals in the wild
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