Animal Care Diploma Level 1

Subject Area Animal Studies
Course Type 16-18
Qualification Level 1
Start Date September 2020
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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.

We share this planet with almost two million different species of animal. For some people, that’s just a fact of life. For others, it’s something more. Now, more than ever, how we interact with these animals and care for them will shape our world, forever.

We want to take that passion and love for animals of all shapes and sizes, and turn it into a career that truly makes a difference. You won’t just be learning in a classroom – you’ll be up close and personal with over 150 species of animal in our outstanding facilities.

From pigs, rabbits, and goats to insects, lizards, and chickens (and everything inbetween), you’ll become familiar with so many different types of animal during this course. You’ll need to be committed and reliable because these animals will grow to trust you and rely on you during the course.You will learn through taught lessons and practical sessions, as you gain valuable experience working within our animal unit.

This course is all about providing you with the essential skills for a career working with animals, and to help you progress to further study. 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. We have developed a curriculum that leads from Level 1 all the way through to a top-up degree in Applied Animal Science at University Centre South Devon, so whatever your goals are you can achieve them with us.

Entry requirements: you must have a grade 2 in either English or maths.

Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You should have a genuine interest in this subject
What will I learn?
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  • Animal health and welfare

  • Feeding and watering animals

  • How to move, handle and provide accommodation for animals

  • Assisting with exercise

  • Wildlife and conservation

  • Safe and effective working practice with animals

  • Developing performance

“I really enjoyed my studies on the Level 3 Animal Management course. The tutors were extremely supportive, and there were regular trips and industry speakers. I want to work in veterinary practice, and I’m excited about my future in the industry thanks to the skills I’ve developed.”Suzanne Stewart

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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