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Animal Care

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)

Venues

Barony Campus, Aberdeen Campus, Elmwood Campus, Oatridge Campus

Content

This course offers a theoretical foundation along with practical experience of caring for animals.

Covering how to feed, handle, and accommodate (mainly) small animals safely, it's a great option for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of animals as well as learning how to look after them well.

The course also helps to develop core skills like communication and numeracy, which support their classroom learning and experience.

The main themes of the course are: Small Animal Feeding, Safe Working Practices, Anatomy and Physiology of Mammals, Animal Accommodation and Handling, Reptile and Amphibian Care, Ornamental Fish Care.

Entry Requirements

1 subject at National 5, a science subject preferred plus 3 subjects at National 4 preferably including English and Maths, or Principles of Animal Care, or NC Introduction to Animal Care, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4 or 5. 1 week work experience.

Progression Routes

HNC Animal Care

Start Date

September

Qualification

NC

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Department

Animal Care

SCQF Level

5/6

Website

www.sruc.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals