Animal Care Level 1 Diploma (AGR1) at Barnsley College
Based at our Wigfield Farm campus, this course is ideal if you are interested in a career working with animals introducing the main principles and practices of animal care and welfare. This course gives you a broad introduction to the animal care industry, animal care and welfare from managing a pet shop or grooming dogs to caring for exotic animals.
• Feeding and watering animals
• Preparation animal
• Maintaining health and wellbeing
• Handling and restraining animals
• Safe and effective working practices
in Land Based Studies
• Animals in the wild and in society
Two GCSEs at grade 2/E or above including English
Courses may be assessed through a variety of methods including coursework, practical or examination. For up to date information please visit www.barnsley.ac.uk
If your total annual household income is less than £35,000 you could be eligible for financial support through our Learner Support Fund for travel (up to £700), if your household income is below £20,000 you could be eligible for food, trips, printing, equipment and childcare. You don’t have to pay this money back.
You can pick up a Learner Support Fund application form from Student Services on the ground floor at the Old Mill Lane campus.
If you are aged between 16 and 18 and currently living on your own, in care or leaving care, you could be eligible for a non-repayable bursary of up to £1,200 per year.*
You can get FREE meals at college if your household income is less than £20,000. Speak to Student Services to find out more on +44 (0)1226 216 267
FREE bus services!
We realise that getting to and from college might not be very easy for everyone so we have funded four free return bus services for our students. They go to and from the Old Mill Lane campus which is just a few minutes’ walk from our Sixth Form college campus.
Shelley > Old Mill Lane campus
Stocksbridge via Penistone > Old Mill Lane campus
South Elmsall via South Kirby, Hemsworth, Kinsley, Fitzwilliam and Ryhill > Old Mill Lane campus
Rotherham via Ecclesfield and Chapeltown > Old Mill Lane campus
These bus routes are completely free for our students and operate on a first come, first served basis. Each route operates to ensure students get to college before lessons start and a return service is provided after lessons finish. Please contact Student Services for details of pick-up points and times or go to:
*Terms and conditions apply16 +44 (0)1226 216 123 firstname.lastname@example.org
There are several opportunities available, one of which is to carry on studying for a Level 2 Certificate in Practical Animal Care skills. Alternatively, you could progress onto the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care.
Beyond college, there are many opportunities such as stable work, kennel worker or pet shop assistant
Additional Learning Support
Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact the Additional Learning Support team on +44 (0)1226 216 769.
We have a dedicated team available to provide information on all of our courses and to help you to make the right choices about your future. The team are based at the Old Mill Lane site.
Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm
Tel: +44 (0)1226 216 123
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.