What will I learn?
The course will focus on developing your skills and knowledge of animal husbandry through a mix of engaging classroom sessions, practical animal handling and work experience.
As well as hands-on experience with the farm livestock, exotic animals, domestic pets and birds of the Collegeâ€™s Animal Management Centre, youâ€™ll also benefit from visits to a range of off-site animal collections and welfare centres. An optional three day study trip to Wales focusing on the collection and identification of indigenous species completes the picture. Youâ€™ll also work towards Functional Skills in Maths and English resulting in a GCSE resit opportunity if needed.
â€˘ Animal handling and husbandry
â€˘ Behaviour of a wide range of animals
â€˘ Animal biology
â€˘ Specialist units looking at exotic animals and grooming
â€˘ Work experience
Four GCSEs at grade D/3 or above, English and Maths at grade D/3 or a Level 1 in Animal Care.
What can I study next?
- Level 3 in Animal Management
- Apprenticeship in Animal Care
Working in kennels, grooming centres, pet shops and animal welfare centres.