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.
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.
• 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.
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.
Assessment is by assignment work and practical observation.
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*