This practical course will develop your understanding of animals in the wild and in society as well as learning how to assist with maintaining the health, well-being and accommodation of animals, including feeding, watering and handling.

Modules covered include essential skills with both animal and plant related topics. They are:

  • Being Organised
  • Working With Others
  • Researching a Topic
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • Finding Out About the Land Based Sector
  • Caring for and Feeding Animals
  • Moving and Accommodating Animals
  • Growing Plants
  • Caring for and Keeping Plants Healthy
  • Prepare Soil for Planting


This course is 50% theory and 50% practical work.

You will learn through a combination of theory and practical based learning including written assessments, group discussions, presentations and practical handling of a variety of species.

On successful completion of this course you can progress onto the Animal Management Diploma Level 2 or employment in the industry.

The majority of the assessment is completed through ongoing assessment and practical handling of a variety of species.


Overalls are provided for various levels but you will be required to purchase a tunic and steel-toe capped boots. This will be arranged by the College and more information will be provided regarding this at interview and enrolment.

No formal entry requirements are required, just a desire to work with animals.

For Admission

Department : Animal Studies
Level : Level 1
Starts : 09 September, 2019
Duration : 1 Year
Course Code : FLDAMAP

: 01780 484 311