THIS IS
A CAREERS COLLEGE

COURSE ENQUIRIES 0800 622006

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This course would suit young people who wish to pursue a career in animal care, such as zoo keeper, canine carer, animal nursing assistant, pet shop assistant or farm worker.

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Location: Central Campus

Start Date: 03/09/18

FORMAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will need GCSE Grade C/4 in English and GCSE Grade C/4 in Science or Biology. You will need to supply steel-capped footwear and a boiler suit.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?

On this one-year course you would be expected to obtain a one day a week placement in an animal establishment e.g. pet shop, vets, farm, or zoo.
Units include:
• Understanding and Promoting Animal Health
• Animal Behaviour
• Dog Grooming
• Exotic Health and Husbandry
• Equine Health and Husbandry
• Farm Livestock
• Animal Accommodations
• Planning and Monitoring Animal Feeding
• Animal Handling and Safe Working.

ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

Visits will be arranged to places such as Chester Zoo, Birmingham Dogs’ Home, Crufts, Guide Dogs for the Blind, The Natural History Museum, and Drayton Manor Park and Zoo.
All activities are funded by the college and transport is provided to all experiences, apart from Sandwell Valley Park Farm and Forge Mill Farm which you will be expected to make your own way to and from.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment is by assignment work and practical observation.

WHERE CAN I GO NEXT?

Successful students can progress on to a second year of the course. You can then go into employment or to university.

Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*