This is a one-year, full-time course during which you will learn about the basic needs of animals and their care. You will cover aspects of the behaviour, handling, care, welfare and accommodation of animals, as well as some basic biology. You will have a variety of classroom-based lessons and practical work, and will be required to undertake a variety of cleaning and grooming activities. Work placement is a mandatory element of the course and you will be expected to arrange your own work placement. You will be assessed by a combination of written assignments, practical work, presentations and industrial experience.
If you have not achieved a Grade C or equivalent in English Language, Mathematics or ICT, Level 2 Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT will be compulsory. This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability. A minimum attendance of 80 % is expected on all aspects of the course.
This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.
Students who successfully complete this course may seek employment within the animal care sector or apply for a Pearson Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Animal Management which may provide a route to higher education. Depending on your performance on the Level 2 Animal Care course, you may be eligible to apply for the Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.
Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria. Students must produce medical evidence of current vaccination (or immunity) against tetanus prior to commencement of animal house work and work experience.
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.
Caroline Kelly, Tel: 028 9026 5037 or email: ScienceEngConstruction@belfastmet.ac.uk