Minimum GCSE grade 1 in English and Maths
You'll study a wide range of units which are designed to give you the perfect foundation for a career working with animals.
The below units are a mixture of practical and theory-based training - meaning upon completion you'll be well served to gain employment in the animal care industry or progress to further specialist study.
Unit 101: Maintain the safety of self and others in the workplace
Unit 102: Assist with the care of animals
Unit 103: Principles of the care of animals
Unit 104: Principles of dealing with animal accommodation
Unit 105: Assist with animal accommodation
Unit 108: Assist with the movement and handling of farm animals
Unit 109: Principles of the movement and handling of farm animals
Unit 110: Principles of dealing with feedstuffs for small animals
Unit 111: Assist with feedstuffs for small animals
You can expect to get a one-of-a-kind experience when you're working with the animals at the Middleton Campus.
Due to the fact that we have such a wide variety of exotic creatures, it's quite possible that you'll come to find your specialism - which could be working with domestic animals like cats and dogs or working with animals that you'd typically find in the wild.
Ultimately, you might find that this qualification sets you up to gain work experience or employment in a range of roles before the course concludes, such as at a kennel, cattery, pet store, wildlife centre or similar business.
The natural progression for this course is to advance onto the Level 2 Certificate in Work Based Animal Care.
However, you will have numerous other options - including going into employment or dojng an apprenticeship which would allow you to combine work and study.