Course: City and Guilds Level 1 Work Based Diploma in Animal Care

Department: Animal Management

Type: 16+

Duration: One year

The Course

This is a highly practical course that allows you to develop the core skills needed to work with animals within the animal care industry. You will be working on the college’s specialist Animal Management Unit, learning how to care for a wide variety of animals. This course features a range of practical and classroom study and will provide you with the skills needed to continue on to the next level of study or go straight into employment.

What You Study

  • Animal care and handling
  • Maintaining and creating appropriate animal accommodation
  • Animal feeding and watering
  • Health and safety
  • Personal and social development
  • Work experience and employability skills
  • English and Maths, as required.

How To Apply

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

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, though a genuine interest in the subject is essential.

Students must provide a satisfactory reference and show enthusiasm and commitment at interview.

Summer Hurdley

BTEC Level 3 in Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare)

Summer had always wanted to work with animals, but didn’t know in what capacity.

Now, having spent time studying Animal Management at Riseholme College, she is determined to one day run her own zoo to help educate others about exotic wildlife.

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