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Animal Care Level 1 at Lancaster and Morecambe College

Course description

This course is an introduction to animal care in the land based industries and provides an opportunity to investigate job opportunities and to acquire appropriate vocational skills.

Course content

You will study the following: 2 Core Units: • Safe and effective work practices in the land based industries • Develop performance in the land based industries 1 Specialist Unit: • Assist with maintaining the health and wellbeing of animals 4 Optional Units: • Assist with the movement, handling and accommodation of animals • Introduction to wildlife and conservation • Assist with the feeding and watering of animals • Assist with the handling and restraint of animals All LMC students will receive tutorial support and take a programme of Functional Skills.

All students aged 16 -19 are required to study Functional Skills English and maths qualifications or GCSE mathematics and English if not already awarded a grade A*-C in these subjects. If you have a grade D at GCSE you will study maths and/or English GCSE. Students with a grade lower than D will work towards GCSE through the study of maths and English Functional Skills. Students aged 19+ are strongly encouraged to take relevant maths and English qualifications to support progression into further or higher education, training or employment. All LMC students will receive tutorial support. 

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D-G preferably including English or maths. Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager. 


This course is continuously assessed using a range of methods including internal assignment tasks, a portfolio and one online multiple choice test. N.B. Assessments are based on the requirements of the awarding body and are subject to change.

Financial information

You will be required to pay £55.00 for visit costs. You will also need suitable clothing and footwear for working outdoors with animals. 

Future opportunities

You can progress on to the BTEC Level 2 in Animal Care. 

Further information

You will be expected to undertake occasional home study on this course.

On completion of this course you will receive NPTC Level 1 Certificate/Diploma in Land-based Studies (Animal Care).


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lancaster and Morecambe College directly.

Last updated date: 03 May 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
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