Animal Management- Level 1 Diploma - Plumpton at Plumpton College
If you’re leaving school, this course is a fantastic introduction to animal care that you’ll really enjoy. You’ll get to experience lots of practical animal handling at our excellent Animal Care unit at Plumpton.
The course will cover all areas of animal care, plus you’ll be able to develop your functional and personal development skills. You’ll learn lots of essential study skills and invaluable employment skills to help you in your future roles.
- Maintain the safety of self and others in the workplace
- Maintenance of equipment
- Care of animals
- Feedstuffs for small animals
- Animal accommodation
- Movement and handling of small animals
- English & Maths
- Check that a small animal is healthy
- Catching and restraining a small animal
- Working in a team
- Groom a small animal
- You’ll need to have achieved 1 or more GCSEs between Grade E-G (new grades 2-1) or another related Entry Level 3 qualification
- Completion of the Rural Pathways programme and a strong interest in agriculture
- Successful completion of a Level 1 course in another area
- Mature students without the above requirements will be considered
Students will undertake a range of units which cover essential aspects of animal care, working and employment skills, functional skills and personal development skills. The programme is continually assessed via practical activities and written work, which are recorded in a student maintained portfolio.
- 16-18 exempt
- 16-18 exempt
- Cost for day students- £120 per year
- Cost for residential students- £200 per year
The facility fee is applicable to all our full time FE students and this is paid annually before you arrive for your enrolment and induction. This fee assists in providing non-educational facilities which include security, sports amenities, membership of the Sports and Social Club, minibuses, Wi Fi access, television room, on-site medical support and free car parking subject to availability.
- After completing your course, you can choose to go on to study a Level 2 animal care programme at Plumpton or an apprenticeship.
- Alternatively you’ll have the skills to take on a role in animal husbandry, exercise or feeding of companion animals.
Course duration is 3 days per week over 1 year. An additoinal day may be required for Maths and English.
You’ve got a fantastic animal management unit to discover here at Plumpton where you’ll be able to experience the latest technology and equipment. Each of the different animals requires a certain level of care so you’ll be able to experience managing different environments.
- All types of animal care management
We cater for an extensive range of animals: from amphibians to birds, fish to livestock, mammals to reptiles.
- Extensive farming facilities for you to discover
You’ll be able to develop invaluable practical handling skills at our Plumpton College farm site which manages a huge range of livestock.
- The perfect learning environment for your studies
We’ve got great facilities for you to work in and develop your practical skills no matter what course you’re studying.
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.