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(Animal Care) Land-based Studies Introductory Diploma Level 1

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

This practical course will develop your understanding of the land-based industry. You will learn how to assist with maintaining the health, wellbeing and accommodation of animals, including feeding, watering and handling, and how to care for and grow plants.


What Does The Programme Include

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.

Entry Requirements

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

Worried about your grades?

Whatever your results, we want to assure you that extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not have the grades indicated above. 

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
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy /​too hard
  • Incorporating English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well

Our course enquiries and admissions team are available remotely throughout this unprecedented period. They can be contacted at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any further questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

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

Additional Information

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.

Potential Future Career

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


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The real hands-on experiences I have gained working with a range of species at College has allowed me to continue my studies and become a Veterinary Nurse.

Tom Curnow



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