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Animal Care City & Guilds Diploma Entry Level 3 Skills For Working Life Entry Level at Doncaster College

Course description

This course is for people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities or for those who require more support in learning. 

If you need a little extra help with learning; like to be active and on the go; want to try something new and exciting - this could be the opportunity that you are looking for.  

We offer a supported learning environment where learning is fun and exciting.  As well as learning, we help our students to get involved, make friends and build the confidence they need to move onto other things. 


Course content

The following mandatory units must be completed to achieve the qualification:

  • Preparing to Work
  • Personal and Social Development
  • General Animal Husbandry.

Alongside learning practical animal care skills you will also attend tutorials develop social and interpersonal skills and widen life experiences.  You will also spend time each week practicing functional skills in English and Maths.


Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry qualification requirements but you need to be capable of working to at least Entry Level 1
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview.



​This is a portfolio based assessment qualification. Assessments will be made on practical ability also knowledge and understanding of set criteria.

Financial information

There are no course fees if you are under 19 years old on 31 August 2011. however, you will have to pay for textbooks, personal kits, uniforms, trips and personal stationary. You will be informed of these at your interview.

You will be required to purchase a uniform from the college.

Future opportunities

​On completion you may be able to progress to the Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies – Animal Care, or Horse Care. 

Careers assisting within the animal industry including kennel/cattery assistant, pet shops, animal sanctuaries

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 April 2016
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    • Our campus at the Northern Racing College site is the home to our landbased programmes such as Animal Care, Horse Care, Animal Management and more.