Is this course right for me?
Animal care training is an obvious choice for those that have a passion for animal welfare. Whether youve dreamt of working with animals from a young age, or have decided later in life perhaps following a career in a completely different field that this is what you really want to do, our animal care courses will give you the underlying knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the animal care sector.
This course will prepare you to work with a range of animals and explore key skills required in a range of animal care settings. You will learn through a variety of different methods including practical work during your course to develop your skills. You will be required to complete 100 hours of work experience throughout your course.
Your areas of study will include: Feeding and handling animals Grooming techniques Animal habitats Animal health and welfare Animal behaviour
You will undertake a weekly experience day at a local animal attraction for hands-on learning and teaching from field professionals, in addition to this you will attend the main college site in Dunstable for 3 days per week to ensure you develop sound theoretical knowledge and undertake work in the biology lab.
Your assessments throughout this course will keep you on track to achieve; these could include observations in your work placement, assignment tasks and a portfolio of evidence to support your learning.
Your Tutor will be on hand to support you throughout your course to develop your skills, prepare you for your next steps and help you to achieve your goals.
Your Study Programme includes valuable additions to help you succeed!
Personal Professional Development sessions (PPD) will teach you valuable skills that employers are looking for including communication, time management and life skills that you can take with you anywhere you go!
You will have a regular 1:1 appointment with highly qualified and experienced professionals who will help you to manage your workload, give you valuable feedback and ensure that you meet College expectations.
English & Maths: You may not be sure whether these subjects are relevant to you, but good English and Maths skills will be vital to any career path and were here to support you in developing yours.
Work Experience is crucial to preparing you for your next steps and here you will have access to a wide range of employers to make sure you gain plenty of workplace experience. Careers Advice & Guidance is available throughout your time at CBC from our friendly, dedicated Advisors. They can provide you with a wide range of support including CV writing, UCAS applications, interview skills and much more.
What options are there after completing this course?
Upon completing your course, you have a great range of options available to help you continue your adventure. You may choose to continue your studies in College and progress onto a Level 3 course such as the ANIMAL MANAGEMENT LEVEL 3 90 CREDIT DIPLOMA AND EXTENDED DILOMA PEARSON BTEC (2YRS). If you do choose to continue and complete a Level 3 qualification, you will be able to progress to University if you wish. A Level 3 Qualification is the equivalent to 3 A Levels. There are a range of employment options available to you following this course including roles such as an Animal Care Assistant, Assistant Dog Groomer, Retail assistant in a Pet setting or Kennel Hand. Want to know more? Click here to see where this course can take you!
Coming to College is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to College and potentially to a local work placement. If you are concerned about this, please click here to see what financial support is available through our Student Services team.
We do recommend a few good resources that you can choose to purchase which we discuss at interview. We may request contributions are made to trips and outings. You will need a pair of overalls and steel-capped wellington boots to complete your practical work for this course.