Practical vs Theory
This is a highly practical course that allows you to develop the core skills needed to work with animals within the animal care industry. You will learn how to care for a wide variety of animals at Bishop Burton College's specialist Animal Management Centre.
This course features a range of practical and classroom study and will provide you with the skills needed to continue on to the next level of study or go straight into employment.
- Help you to develop the core skills needed to work with animals within the animal care industry.
- Equip you to care for a wide variety of animals.
- Prepare you for the next level of study or to go straight into employment.
- Being Organised
- Developing a Personal Progression Plan
- Working with Others
- Researching a Topic
- Maintain the Health of Animals
- Aquatic Environments
- Finding out about the land-based Sector
- Caring for and Feeding Animals
- Moving and Accommodating Animals
- Caring for and Keeping Plants Healthly
- English and Maths, as required
You will need a full Entry Level 3 qualification, or equivalent, as well as 3 GCSEs at grades 1-2, including Maths and English. A passion for the subject and one satisfactory reference are also required.
You will learn through a mixture of theory and practical sessions at Bishop Burton College.
One year full-time, normally in college three days a week.
- Folder with dividers to organise your work and assignments
- Stationery including notepad for use in class, pens and pencils
- College-branded blue kennel coat
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including steel toe capped footwear (boots, shoes, or wellies)
- Waterproof outdoor clothing and footwear (for work experience)