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Animal Care, Qualification in Land-Based Studies, Level 1 at Hadlow College

Course description

This highly practical course is an ideal starting point for those students with few formal qualifications. Covering the basics of handling, feeding and the setting up of accommodation for a wide range of species, this course will enable you to learn how to work safely, care for and maintain animal accommodation in our custom-built animal
management unit.

Course content

  • Safe and effective work practices in land-based
  • industries
  • Develop performance in land-based industries
  • Assist with maintaining the health and wellbeing
  • of animals
  • Animals in the wild and in society
  • Assist with the handling and restraint of animals
  • Assist with the preparation and maintenance of
  • animal accommodation
  • Assist with the feeding and watering of animals
  • Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of two GCSEs at D-E / 3-2 Grade or equivalent (Entry level 3).
You should also have a keen interest in the subject and demonstrate a commitment to the curriculum area.


Short multiple choice examinations, plus a portfolio of evidence that will be marked by an external examiner.

Future opportunities

Successful students can further enhance their skills by enrolling onto the Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care or, should they wish to, progress straight into industry.

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: 08 November 2017
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      Situated just ten minutes walk from the city centre, our Canterbury campus extends over two hectares and is fully equipped to deliver the same high standard of education as the main Hadlow site.
      Within the beautifully landscaped grounds, there are glasshouses, orchards, woodland, a pond and animal unit to house reptiles, small mammals, rabbits and guinea pigs, along with aviaries and paddocks for goats, pigs and alpacas.