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

Department: Animal Management

Type: 16+

Duration: One year

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.

How To Apply

Application is through our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

Entry Requirements

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

Sandra Nicholson

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. 

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