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Animal Care Diploma

This course has been designed to provide you with the essential skills necessary to progress in a career working with animals, or alternatively further education.

You will learn through taught lessons and practical sessions, as you gain valuable experience working within our animal unit. You will need to be committed and reliable, because our animals will depend on you and your work.

Upon completion you can consider entering employment, or progress onto the Animal Care Level 2 Diploma, which will support your progression and develop the skills you have acquired.

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What will I learn?

"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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Have you considered...

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.

Level 2 Animal Care Technical Certificate

Level 3 Animal Management National Extended Diploma

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Our unique travel pass offers 24/7 unlimited travel, giving you the independence and freedom to study, work, socialise and explore!

Employment support

We offer a free service exclusive to South Devon College students, delivered in partnership with local employers, providing access to new employment opportunities in the local area.

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If you want to be treated like an adult during your education, in state-of-the-art facilities, getting the support you deserve, then College is for you.

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