This course allows learners to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of issues around animal care including: Anatomy, Nutrition, Welfare, Animal Husbandry, Health and Disease, Behaviour and First Aid as well as Ecology. Learners will also develop relevant skills in Academic Research, Communications and Statistics. The course features a large ongoing practical skills development unit.
2 Highers preferably including a science subject or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6.
Many progress to HND Animal Care and some to degree courses including animal science or veterinary nursing. Career prospects include: SSPCA, dog wardens, boarding establishments, veterinary practices, zoos.
Animals, Land and Environment