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Animal Care Level 3 Apprenticeship at Reaseheath College

Course description

Available for those aged 16 and over, this is your opportunity to earn as you learn, combining work with animals or a similar job with training at Reaseheath.

It is important that you live within reasonable travelling distance of the College. We may be able to help you link with an employer, or help you to find an apprenticeship. You will need to have experience of handling animals, enthusiasm and commitment.

If you are working at a pet shop, kennels, a cattery, or at a vets and do not want to attend college full-time then this programme could be for you.

You will gain:

  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Animal Care
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Course content

  • Animal welfare
  • Animal care and health
  • Animal handling
  • Customer service
  • Health and safety
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Entry requirements

  • Preferably 3 GCSEs at grades C or above including English and Maths
  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Animal Care

Future opportunities

Course options after this programme

  • Foundation Degree on Animal Management

Career options

  • Kennels or catteries manager
  • Pet shop manager

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

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    • You will be studying in the beautiful, rural setting of Cheshire, one mile from the market town of Nantwich with good connections to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chester. 

      The Reaseheath campus itself is small enough to retain its friendly, family atmosphere, but large enough for you to be able to mix with lots of groups of students. 

      Our front lawn is great to sit out on during the summer and the College lake has much wildlife to watch. 

      Over the past few years we have invested over £50 million in our campus to give you the best possible environment for learning. 

      A further £30 million investment is planned for the campus including a £6 million advanced agricultural technology and engineering facility, new halls of residence and new sporting facilities.