Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Level 1 Diploma in Work-Based Animal Care Courses - Birmingham & Black Country - Sandwell College

Full Time

Level 1 Diploma in Work-Based Animal Care

Work-Based Animal Care

1 year

Central Campus


Course summary

This course would suit school leavers who want a career in animal care.

Course requirements

No formal qualifications are needed to apply for this course.

The course involves one full day a week on placement at Forge Mill Farm and three days in college.
You'll study the following modules:
Health and Safety
Assist with the care of animals
Principles of care of animals
Principles of accommodation
Assist with accommodation
Assist with the movement and handling of farm animals
Principles of handling and moving farm animals
Principles of dealing with food stuff for small animals
Assist with feed stuffs for small animals

Visits will be arranged to places such as Chester Zoo, London Zoo, Birmingham Dogs’ Home, Crufts, Guide Dogs for the Blind and Proteus Reptile Trust.

Practical observation, photo evidence and written work.

You can progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care.

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

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