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Land Based Studies Level 1 Diploma (Animal Care) at ProCo NW Ltd

Course description

This qualification provides the ideal introduction into the animal care industry. The course offers both theory and practical aspects of animal care and welfare.

On site we accomodate a large variety of animals which learners have the opportunity to work with and learn about during their course.  

Course content

  • Safe and effective working practices in land based studies
  • Develop performance in land based industries
  • Assist with the health and well-being of animals
  • Assist with the movement, handling and accomodation of animals
  • Introduction to wildlife and conservation
  • Animals in the wild and society
  • Assisting with feeding and watering of animals


Entry requirements

No entry requirements needed.


  • Written assessments
  • Multiple choice exam
  • Practical assessments

Financial information

To support progression and development each learner can apply for a bursary, which is means tested and is dependent on attendance.

Future opportunities

After completing the course learners may wish to progress onto a Level 2 Animal Care Study Programme or an apprenticeship.

Further information

After completing this course future job opportunities include:

  • Trainee kennel assistant
  • Trainee pet shop assistant
  • Trainee auxiliary nurse
  • Trainee dog walker

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: 01 October 2015
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    • Montrose Skills Hub

      The Montrose Skills Hub is a learning centre for our Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing learners.

      Our centre, located on Montrose Avenue, is home to 26 different species of animals and reptiles. We have a reptile house and an Urban Farm which houses farm stock inlcuding alpacas, sheep and smaller animals such as rabbits, gerbils and hamsters.