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.
Students interested in horse care will be able to take a specialist unit, helping them to progress to a Level 2 qualification in Equine.
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.
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.
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.