Introduction to Animal Care

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)


Aberdeen Campus


This course is for anyone who has an interest in animal care and wishes to develop their knowledge and gain a national qualification. The course offers both a practical and theoretical learning environment which allows the student to use the knowledge that they have learned in our very own animal unit, which offers a wide range of species to handle and care for.

During the year students will cover various topics which consider animal behaviours, enrichment and terminology and to name but a few. The course also allows the learner to develop core skills such as numeracy and communication.

Example modules: Companion Animal Anatomical Landmarks; Basic First Aid for Small Animals; Environmental Enrichment; Feeding and Watering Small Animals: An Introduction; Accommodation and Handling of Small Animals: An Introduction.

Entry Requirements

English and Maths at National 4. Some experience of animals, even if this is as a pet owner is an advantage.

Progression Routes

NC Animal Care

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Animal Care

SCQF Level