Newtown St Boswells Campus
You will study topics including Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Companion Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Companion Animal Handling and First Aid, Small Animal Health and Disease, and Small Animal Nutrition. In practical classes you will undertake routine healthcare, feeding and handling techniques with a range of small animals.
Core Skills for working in the land-based industry may be a timetabled part of this course.
2 Highers including a science subject, or NC Animal Care, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Applicants with an NC from another college will be subject to an Animal Care skills test.
Successful students showing a high degree of motivation may apply to higher education to study veterinary nursing or zoology. Examples of possible employment opportunities include careers with SSPCA, boarding establishments, managing animal related businesses or working in a veterinary practice.
Horse and Animal Care