This course allows learners to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of issues around animal care including: Biology; Welfare; Health and Disease; and Behaviour and First Aid. Learners will also develop relevant skills in academic research, communications and ICT. 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.