Course: NPTC Level 1 Work-Based Diploma in Animal Care

Department: Animal Management

Type: 16+

Duration: One year full-time

The Course

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.

What You Study

  • Animal health
  • Husbandry
  • Accommodation
  • Feeding
  • 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.

Entry Requirements

A genuine enthusiasm for animal care and one satisfactory reference is needed.

Casey Oughton

BTEC Level 3 in Animal Management

Casey spent a year at a sixth form college but did not enjoy the environment there and says she is far happier now she is at Bishop Burton College. She works as a pet sitter to complement her studies.