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Animal Care Land Based Studies Level 1 at Malvern Hills College

Course description

This course provides a stepping stone for those who want to work with animals. It is ideal for those students with limited practical experience and would like to learn about a broad range of animals and is suitable for a wide range of students in terms of age, ability and circumstances.

Course content

What’s involved?

Subjects covered on this course will include:
• Animal feeding, accommodation, moving and handling
• Animal health
• Practical work with small animals, horses and farm animals
• Complete 111 hours at a work placement
• You will also study two Functional Skills in English and Maths

How will I be studying?

You will complete assignment work to cover the assessment criteria along with practical assessments. As part of your course work you will also complete projects, posters and presentations. You will attend a work placement and evidence of this will be required for your qualification. Trips to local farms and stables will make up a substantial part of the course so that working with the animals can be experienced and evidence used for your course work.

Entry requirements

You will need to have two GCSEs at Grade D - G, or an Entry 3 qualification. You should be interested in working with animals, including horses and farm animals and be willing to complete practical tasks both inside and outside. All applicants will need to have a successful interview and be able to provide a reference.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Level 1 BTEC Introductory Diploma in Land Based Studies, where you have demonstrated a strong commitment and capability on the course and have achieved a Merit or above, have sufficient GCSE grades and following a successful interview, you can progress on to the Level 2 qualification.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Malvern Hills College directly.

Last updated date: 05 August 2016

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    • The Malvern campus has been a centre of excellence for Art and Crafts for many years. Malvern town centre is nearby with its leisure, theatre and shopping facilities and fabulous backdrop of the Malvern Hills.

      The campus has...

      ·         Professional hair and beauty therapy salons.

      ·         Dedicated hair and beauty teaching facilities.

      ·         Several art and crafts studios.

      ·         Exhibits of the students’ work.

      ·         The Malvern Community Learning Centre.

      ·         Fully equipped IT facilities.

      In addition to the Learning Resources Centre, and the Refectory.