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Animal Care - Level 1 Diploma at Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Course description

As well as studying a range of skills related to the care and welfare of animals, this course will also enable you to build your self-confidence while improving your personal and social development.

Course content

  • Safe and effective working practices in the land-based industry
  • Develop performance when working with animals
  • Assist with maintaining the health and well-being of animals
  • Assist with the movement, handling and accommodation of animals
  • Assist with feeding and watering of animals
  • Assist with the exercise of animals.

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements but you will be expected to complete an assessment.

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.


You will be assessed on your portfolio work and through practical assessment.

Future opportunities

Upon completion you could gain employment in a role related to the skills and knowledge you develop on the course.


What can I go on to study?
  • Apprenticeship
  • Employment
  • Level 2 Animal Care
  • Other Level 2 courses

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vision West Nottinghamshire College directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016

Key information


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    • Our main campus at Derby Road has seen big changes as part of a £40 million redevelopment across the college. Home to our largest cohort of students, the campus is made up of dedicated study zones for curriculum areas; equipped with the latest facilities and state-of-the-art technology which ensures our students become work-ready.

      The campus is also home to our commercial venues, Butterflies Day Nursery, a 150-seat theatre, fine dining restaurant and hair and beauty salon and spa; giving students the opportunity to gain the practical skills needed for employment.

      Vision University Centre, which offers university-level education to the people of Mansfield and Ashfield is also based here.