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Animal Care at Nacro

Course description

If you love animals then working with them can be a really enjoyable way to spend your day. At Nacro you will learn about the practical side of looking after domestic and farm animals. You can also learn about their nutrition and biology. It’s all really hands on so you’ll have lots of experience to rely on when you start work.

Animal Care

  • Level 1 or Level 2
  • Cetrificate, Extended Certificate or Diploma
  • City & Guilds

Course content

  • Feeding, handling and grooming
  • Housing animals
  • Understanding animal health and welfare
  • Animal biology
  • Care of farm animals
  • Animal nutrition

Depending on which course you take, you’ll work towards gaining a certificate, an extended certificate or a diploma.

Entry requirements

You don’t need any qualifications or previous experience. You can start at any level that suits you and then move on to other levels. To start a level 2 course, you will need to be working at level 1 in your English and Maths. We also expect you to show an interest in a subject of your choice.


You’ll be assessed through practical skills and assignments.

Future opportunities

With your qualification, you could apply for jobs including:

  • farm worker
  • horse groom
  • kennel worker
  • pet shop assistant
  • cattery assistant
  • dog groomer

Alternatively you can take a related course at a higher level.

Further information

Any of the tutors at your centre will listen to your needs and offer you help. If you have personal matters you’re worried about, you can talk to one of our safeguarding officers. You will find their contact details displayed in the centre.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nacro directly.

Last updated date: 27 March 2017
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