We are only accepting one application per candidate.
What will you be working towards?
If you’re leaving school, this course is a fantastic introduction to animal care that you’ll really enjoy. You’ll get to experience lots of practical animal handling at our excellent Animal Care unit at Plumpton.
The course will cover all areas of animal care, plus you’ll be able to develop your functional and personal development skills. You’ll learn lots of essential study skills and invaluable employment skills to help you in your future roles.
Maintain the safety of self and others in the workplace
Maintenance of equipment
Care of animals
Feedstuffs for small animals
Movement and handling of small animals
English & Maths
Check that a small animal is healthy
Catching and restraining a small animal
Working in a team
Groom a small animal
How will it be delivered?
Students will undertake a range of units which cover essential aspects of animal care, working and employment skills, functional skills and personal development skills. The programme is continually assessed via practical activities and written work, which are recorded in a student maintained portfolio.
You’ll need to have achieved 1 or more GCSEs between Grade E-G (new grades 2-1) or another related Entry Level 3 qualification
Completion of the Rural Pathways programme and a strong interest in agriculture
Successful completion of a Level 1 course in another area
Mature students without the above requirements will be considered