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 be working on the college’s specialist Animal Management Unit, learning how to care for a wide variety of animals. 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.
One year full-time, normally in college three days a week.
More advanced courses are available at the college, including at Level 2 and Level 3.
Work as an assistant animal handler, assistant warden, groomer, breeder, wildlife rehabilitator, park naturalist, pet shop assistant, in kennels, catteries and many more.
- Animal care and handling
- Maintaining and creating appropriate animal accommodation
- Animal feeding and watering
- Health and safety
- Personal and social development
- Work experience and employability skills
- English and Maths, as required.
There are no formal entry requirements, though a genuine interest in the subject is essential.
Students must provide a satisfactory reference and show enthusiasm and commitment at interview.
MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training
After graduating as Student of the Year, Sandra used the skills she learnt studying from the MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training course to pursure a career within bovine welfare monitoring.
Q: Tell us about your current role?
A: The MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Training from Bishop Burton College gave me the confidence to accept work in bovine welfare monitoring at a DIY artificial insemination course for farmers.
Q: How have the skills you learnt at Bihop Burton College helped within your role?
A: As a result of the experience I gained from the course, I was able to search the literature, critically analyse relevant research, adapt it and fuse it with my veterinary knowledge to design a welfare monitoring programme. In addition, the course also equipped me with the ability to teach farmers about bovine welfare through the medium of PowerPoint.