This course is for people wanting to gain experience in working with animals.
It is an entry point into the animal care industry and prepares you for job
roles such as an animal attendant in a kennel, cattery, animal shelter or pet
The course enables you to develop skills and knowledge required for the
care and maintenance of animals in a variety of workplaces. You will learn about
the animal care industry and careers available in its many sectors.
Whilst undertaking this course it is highly recommended that you seek to gain
a period of work experience in an animal care workplace. This will allow you to
practise what you have learnt and experience what it is like to work with others
in an animal care facility.
By completing the course, you will be able to catch and handle a range of
animals, feed and water animals, complete animal care hygiene routines, assist
in the health care of animals and communicate effectively with supervisors and
Pathways from this course include higher level qualifications in animal studies
animal technology, captive animals, companion animal services and veterinary