This course is designed to give you some experience of animal care, working with household pets, exotics, and large animals. You will spend one day a week on work experience, with three or four days at College divided between practical and theory sessions. The course is ideal for those wishing to develop a career in kennels, catteries, pet shops and rescue centres, or to progress onto the Subsidiary Diploma or Extended Diploma in Animal Management for those with Distinction grades. The programme includes a minimum of 200 hours (25 days) compulsory work experience achieved through one day a week with a suitable provider. The course contents such as: Maintain animal accommodation,Undertake practical animal feeding, Conservation and improvement of British habitats, Maintain animal health and welfare, Understand the basic principles of animal biology, Undertake work experience in the animal care industry, Contribute to the nursing of animals, Employment Skills, English & Maths GCSEs and Functional Skills are also delivered and assessed throughout the programme.
On completion of this course, students will gain the following qualifications: BTEC Level 2 Diploma/Extended Certificate in Animal Care, Plumpton College Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care, Additional work related qualifications and College award, Functional Skills or GCSEs in English & maths. Following satisfactory completion of the programme, at Distinction Level students may progress to the following programme: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management (2 years) (180 credits) and BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Animal Management (60 credits).
You can look forward to a varied programme of modules that also includes a work placement. You’ll also continue your English and Maths up to GCSE level. Modules include:
- Maintaining animal accommodation
- Practical animal feeding
- Conservation and improvement of British habitats
- Animal health and welfare
- Basic principles of animal biology
- Work experience in the animal care industry
- Nursing of animals
- Employment Skills
- English & Maths GCSEs and Functional Skills are also delivered and assessed throughout the programme
Suitability - Who should attend?
Students will need to have achieved 2 GCSEs between Grade 9-3 (previous grade structure A-D). Successful completion of a Level 1 course in another area, having studied English and Maths at GCSE. Mature students without the above requirements will be considered.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
Nationally recognised qualification
Plumpton College - Apprenticeship Training
Plumpton College is a specialist land-based College offering outstanding indoor and outdoor facilities at our main 800-hectare site plus our other superb Out Centres. You'll be able to develop your skills and knowledge at our inspirational sites. Offering a variety...
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