Animal Care Level 1 Diploma (NPTC) at Highbury College
You will learn about animal management, including animal health checks from deer to harvest mice, how to create suitable enclosures and maintaining a working farm environment.
This is a full-time, one year programme that will be delivered at Staunton Country Park, Havant and Highbury Campus.
There will be practical demonstrations, skills workshops and formal taught sessions.
There will be opportunities for you to complete work experience.
The course teaches about:
- animal welfare
- handling and restraint methods
- working in animal care environments
- animal science and nutrition
- health and safety
You will need a good general education with 4 GCSEs at E or above in Science and/or Maths and English or relevant work experience. However, most important of all is your interest in working with animals.
Assessment is by coursework portfolio and online assessments.
You can progress onto higher level qualifications such as the Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care or you can go on to employment, for example in boarding kennels, catteries, dog grooming parlours and pet shops.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Highbury College directly.