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Animal Management- Level 1 Diploma - Plumpton

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code ANF009/PROG
Qualification Type Degree
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


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.



       Core Units
  • Maintain the safety of self and others in the workplace
  • Maintenance of equipment
  • Care of animals
  • Feedstuffs for small animals
  • Animal accommodation
  • Movement and handling of small animals
  • English & Maths
       Main Units
  • 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.

Entry requirements


  • 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 


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