Level 1 BTEC Introductory Award

Animal Care

Course overview

If you want a career working with animals or in agriculture and the environment, this could be the course for you. You’ll gain the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to assist with the care and movement of animals.

Off-site visits will offer the opportunity to gain an understanding of farm animal health, including the health of horses. Due to the outdoor nature of the course it can be physically demanding at times. Upon successful completion of the Level 1 course, you will be able to continue to a Level 2 qualification in Animal Science.

Course overview

If you want a career working with animals or in agriculture and the environment, this could be the course for you. You’ll gain the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to assist with the care and movement of animals.

Off-site visits will offer the opportunity to gain an understanding of farm animal health, including the health of horses. Due to the outdoor nature of the course it can be physically demanding at times. Upon successful completion of the Level 1 course, you will be able to continue to a Level 2 qualification in Animal Science.

Entry requirements

  • Grade 2 or above in GCSE English Language and Maths.
  • You will need to show an enthusiasm for the course as well as a genuine love of animals

Why study Animals (Caring for) at USP College?

  • Regular trips to farms, zoos and other pet care facilities
  • Your Tutor has a real passion for animals and specialises in breeding Alaskan malamute sled dogs
  • Onsite small animals
  • Opportunity to attend a residential placement to develop your independence skills

Additional information

  • Due to the outdoor nature of the course, it can be physically demanding at times.
  • You will be expected to purchase a hoodie from the college for approximately £10.

What could I do next?

When you finish this course you could progress to the Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Animal Care, or begin an Apprenticeship, Traineeship or Supported Internship programme dependent on your individual needs.

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