Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year Level 3 Part-Time - Day Kirkley Hall Campus Skills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

The course is for students who a dedicated interest in the care and welfare of animals.

The recommended entry requirements are: Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care or 4 GCSEs grade 4/5 (B/C) or above, including English and/or Maths and Science.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

Your progress will be assessed by a range of stimulating methods including written assignments, practical assessments/observations and a written exam.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

This is a part-time course that takes places during the day. You will also be expected to study and complete assignment work or carry out a work placement outside of college.

You will cover a variety of exciting units including:

- Animal Health and Husbandry
- Animal Behaviour and Communication
- Animal Welfare and Breed Development
- Animal Feeding and Nutrition
- Biological Systems of Animals
- Health and Safety
- Work experience

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What’s next?

After completing the course you could study a Foundation Degree at Kirkley Hall or progress on to University to study BSc (Hons) in zoology/animal behaviour/conservation/animal science/animal management for example.

Alternatively, you find employment in animal management/welfare organisations or in research. For example, you could work as an assistant zoo keeper, assistant kennel/cattery worker, dog groomer/assistant dog groomer, animal care technician, animal nutritionist or a vet care assistant.

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