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.
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
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.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: Everything! I love the hands-on nature of the course, the excellent relationship between students and staff and the friendly atmosphere. You are really treated like a grown up here.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: I enjoy the variety of subjects covered and the board range of career possibilities it opens up.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: In the future I would like to focus on vet nursing and develop my career in this area.