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Animal Care/ Horse Care Level 2 at Eccles Sixth Form College

Course description

The course is designed for anyone wanting to pursue a career in animal care, science management or veterinary nursing.  You will develop your knowledge in all aspects of  animal management  including animal health and welfare, animal science and gain hands-on practical and husbandry skills in our specialist centre with industry standared facilities. The college has a wide range of animals in its brand new facility including large and small mammals, farm animals and exotic species.

Course content

You will study a range of animal related topics such as: Animal health and welfare; Animal biology; Animal feeding and nutrition; Animal behaviour and communication; Wildlife rehabilitation and conservation; Animal breeding and genetics. Practical animal handling and husbandry.  You will also complete work experience as part of your course in placements such as in dog grooming parlours  or in  veterinary surgeries, animal laboratories or farms and stables. Work experience and employability skills are an essential part of this course.

Entry requirements

4 Ds/ 3s at GCSE


You will be continually assessed throughout your course, including practical skills assessments, written assignments and presentations. Some units will be assessed through synopitc assessment and examination

Financial information

Full time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who are EU citizens

Future opportunities

Career opportunities could include working in animal science, pet care, animal charities, animal grooming, training and animal health industries. Students who complete the advanced level course can go on to study various animal related degress at university such as veterinary nursing, animal management, conservation and ecology or animal biology.

Further information

You will have a mentor who ensures that your training fits your requirements and offers the skills needed for the job

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 03 October 2018

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