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Land Based Studies Level 1 Diploma (Animal Care) at ProCo NW Ltd

Course description

This qualification provides the ideal introduction into the animal care industry. The course offers both theory and practical aspects of animal care and welfare.

On site we accomodate a large variety of animals which learners have the opportunity to work with and learn about during their course.  

Course content

  • Safe and effective working practices in land based studies
  • Develop performance in land based industries
  • Assist with the health and well-being of animals
  • Assist with the movement, handling and accomodation of animals
  • Introduction to wildlife and conservation
  • Animals in the wild and society
  • Assisting with feeding and watering of animals


Entry requirements

No entry requirements needed.


  • Written assessments
  • Multiple choice exam
  • Practical assessments

Financial information

To support progression and development each learner can apply for a bursary, which is means tested and is dependent on attendance.

Future opportunities

After completing the course learners may wish to progress onto a Level 2 Animal Care Study Programme or an apprenticeship.

Further information

After completing this course future job opportunities include:

  • Trainee kennel assistant
  • Trainee pet shop assistant
  • Trainee auxiliary nurse
  • Trainee dog walker

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.

Last updated date: 22 October 2018
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    • Wigan Skills Centre

      Our Wigan Skills Centre is located a few minutes walk from Wigan town centre. With excellent transport links the learning centre, on Prescott Street, is easily accessible.

      House in the learning centre is motor vehicle garage, fully-equied with a range of cars, machinery and tools.

      ProCo's brickwork, plastering, plumbing and joinery workshops are also located at the centre.