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Animal Care

This course is the perfect opportunity to develop a broader understanding of the animal care industry, which will enable you to develop theoretical and practical skills that will prepare you for employment.

You will consider elements of animal care such as; behaviour, handling, feeding, health and biology. You will also learn about caring for our British wildlife species, their habitats and how to rehabilitate them. You will be supported to gain a work experience placement within the Animal Care Industry as an essential part of preparing you for employment.

Upon completion you may have the opportunity to progress to the Animal Management Level 3 National Extended Diploma. Alternatively, you could study an additional course to specialise in dog grooming or animal nursing or consider employment in animal-related businesses, which can include working in kennels, catteries or pet shops.

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"I teach across all levels of the Health and Social Care curriculum at South Devon College, following experience of working in care homes and supportive environments before qualifying as a teacher. I recognise the value of teaching the health team provide as today’s students are the care professionals of tomorrow."Lucy Parkin

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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We have courses to suit everyone so if you haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for yet, we recommend you take a look at the following courses. We’ve selected these for you based on your interests.

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