This study programme is for students who want to start a career in animal care and want to progress directly to employment in animal care, or to an animal care Apprenticeship. This qualification has been developed in consultation with employers in the animal care sector to make sure students develop the skills and behaviours that will give them the best chance when applying for work. Students will cover topics such as animal welfare, feeding and handling, a well as undertaking a mandatory work placement.
All of the units listed below are mandatory units which students must complete in order to pass the qualification:
4 GCSEs grade D/3 or above, including English Language and Science.
Assessment for this course takes the form of:
When studied as part of a full-time study programme, this qualification also gives learners a sound basis to progress further within the animal sector to a Level 3 qualification such as a Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Animal Management.
Achieving this qualification will give students an advantage when applying for a job in animal care. The types of jobs they will be ready for are:
About the animal care sector
You may be required to provide your own overalls (available to purchase through the college for approximately £15) and a pair of wellington/steel toe-capped boots. Students may also purchase a Sheffield College animal care polo-shirt, however this is not a required/mandatory uniform. Students are also advised to provide a USB memory stick so that they can store their work/assignments.