Animal Care Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Northumberland College
This course is for anyone who is employed in the animal care industry but who does not yet have a formal qualification at Level 3. You can start the Apprenticeship at any point in the year. We currently have two pathways, animal care and dog grooming. If you have a passion for animal care or dog grooming then this is an excellent way to pursue a career in it. The skills and qualifications you will gain will help future career prospects as well as building confidence working with a range of animals. You will be working with animals such as rabbits, reptiles, primates and hoof stock and ensuring their health and welfare needs are met.
You will study a range of units including: Implement, monitor and evaluate plans for the health and welfare of animals Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security of the workplace Plan the handling and restraint of animals Plan, supervise and control the movement of animals Plan the accommodation of animals Monitor and evaluate the accommodation of animals Recognise and interpret the behaviour of animals Work with others to improve customer service Improve the customer relationship You will gain valuable practical skills by working with a range of animals as well as improving theoretical knowledge in animal care.
You should have four GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and maths or a relevant Level 2 qualification and be employed in the animal care industry. Mature students will be considered on their experience and skill, regardless of their qualifications.
Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including practical assessments/ observations, written assignments, and a written multi choice exam
After successfully completing this course you may progress to higher education courses such as the HNC/HND in Animal Management at the Kirkley Hall Campus or onto a degree at university.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northumberland College directly.