Vocational Course

Work-based Animal Care Level 3

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About this course

We provide excellent Animal Care education with specialist facilities providing housing for exotic mammals and reptiles, 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?

You will need to achieve at least 4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English and Science.

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 - related degree such as Animal Care, Animal Science and Animal Behaviour & Welfare
Animal Care Supervisor
Pet Shop Manager
Kennel Assistant
Animal Welfare Assistant

Additional Information

You will need to complete 100 hours of work experience within the animal industry.

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