On successful completion of this course you can progress onto the Animal Care Diploma Level 2 or employment in the industry through an apprenticeship or work
What can this course lead to?
Who is it for?
This practical course will develop your understanding of the land-based industry. You will learn how to assist with maintaining the health, well-being and accommodation of animals, including feeding, watering and handling, and how to care for and grow plants.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
No formal entry requirements are required, just a desire to work with animals and be interested in land based activities.
We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.
One of the ways we do this is through a very effective ‘6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):
- Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks – subject to availability
- Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy / too hard – subject to availability
- Incorporating English and maths GCSE in to your timetable if you have not passed them at a grade 4 or above
- One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well
Our course enquiries and admissions team can be contacted at email@example.com should you have any further questions.
There are hands-on practical elements to this course and steel toe capped boots and sensible clothing is required, including a Stamford college tunic which is available to purchase from our website. These are essential and must be worn whilst working on the Animal Studies Unit. Additionally, all jewellery, piercings and false nails must be removed during practical sessions and long hair tied back.
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.
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. Please see our student support web page https://www.stamford.ac.uk/college-life/support-services on ways the college can help with these items.