Practical Vs Theory
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.
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.
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.
How The Course Will Be Assessed
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.
Potential Future Career
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
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.