Vocational Course

Work-based Animal Care Level 3 Diploma

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About this course

We provide excellent Animal Care education with specialist facilities providing housing for exotic mammals and retiles, as well as domestic small animals. The animal-based courses are well established with successful delivery over a number of years.

This course will help you gain experience and skills within the animal industry. It will also develop your knowledge and understanding of the care and welfare of a wide range of species.

What will I learn?

During the course you will study units such as:

  • Health & Safety
  • How to Control and Restrain Animals
  • Plan, Monitor and Evaluate Feeding Regimes
  • Maintaining Behavior, Health and Welfare

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be by creating a portfolio, written work, practical assessment and photographic evidence.

What do I need?

General Requirements

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade A*-C including English and Maths at grade 4 (grade C)

Specific Requirements

  • at least a pass in Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care

In certain circumstances we will accept variations to this entry guide and create a personalised programme.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - Animal Management HNC/D or choose from a range of HNC/D. Foundation Degrees and professional qualifications
  • University Progression - a degree related course
  • Careers - kennel assistant, pet shop steward, animal care supervisor, animal welfare assistant

Additional Information

You will need to complete 225 hours of work experience within the animal industry.

There will be a range of visits to zoos, nature reserves, etc.