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