You will develop the core skills needed to work with a wide range of animals within the industry. Working with dogs, rabbits, hamsters and snakes, to name just a few, this course will provide you with the basics to move onto the next course level or go straight into employment.
- Animal health
- Work experience and employability skills
- English and Maths, as required.
One year full-time, normally in College three days a week.
Students can progress to one of the Level 2 Animal Care or Horse Care courses at the College.
Students are assessed through portfolio building and practical assessments.
Work as an animal technician / assistant, animal centre / shelter worker, kennel or cattery worker, pet shop assistant and many more.
Application is through our online application form, by calling 0800 731 82 81 or by the Common Application Process (CAP).
Students are required to have a kennel coat or overalls in blue, which are available from our online shop. Steel toe capped footwear is also required. We anticipate this will cost approximately £65
There may also be additional costs for educational visits / trips.
A genuine enthusiasm for animal care and one satisfactory reference is needed.
BTEC Level 3 in Animal Management
There is nowhere in the country that can compare with Bishop Burton College’s Animal Management facilities and expertise, according to Callum.
He has benefitted from work experience placements at The Deep, in Hull, and a local veterinary practice but says it is the outstanding facilities, range of animals and expert tutors that make studying Animal Management at the College such a fantastic experience.
“We learn about animal welfare, animal science, legislation, law and how to look after animals – so all aspects really,” said Callum.
“We work with anything from mice up to wallabies, meerkats, lemurs and primates. My favourites to work with are probably the otters because they are so cheeky.
“It is a really well structured course and I enjoy the science aspect. The facilities are brilliant and the tutors are ace. I live on campus because I come from near London and there is nowhere quite like this. It is definitely the place to be if you want to work with animals, I would say.”