Animal Care, Award / Certificate | Weston College

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September 2019
1 Year
Course code C1ANCPF1KN

Animal Care, Award / Certificate

What will I do on this course?

This Animal Care Level 1 course is a combination of theory and practical work. It will provide you with the opportunity to work with a large range of animals and is perfect for people who are interested in animals, and want to enter into a career in the animal care industry.

You’ll learn about the animal sector, caring for and feeding animals, and moving and accommodating animals. You’ll receive tutorial support, study skills, work-related experience, employability skills and personal and social development. We will also work with you to develop your English and maths skills to the level most employers look for.

How will I be assessed?

You’ll be assessed through practical observations, group work, coursework, presentations and exams.

What could I do after this course?

This course could be your first step into the animal care industry. You could progress onto a traineeship or an into work programme, or you could increase your knowledge by progressing onto a Animal Care Level 2 course.

Entry Requirements

A commitment to learning and an interest in animals.

Course Level

Level 1

Occupations related to Animal Care, Award / Certificate



Veterinarians diagnose and treat animal injuries, diseases and disorders, and advise on preventative action. They may work in practices, specialising according to their location in either a rural or urban area, or in the public sector or associated industries such as pharmaceuticals, food production or drug regulation.

Average annual earnings: £47,912
Employment in region: 836 positions

Veterinary nurse

Veterinary nurses provide assistance to veterinarians in the treatment and care of sick or injured animals.

Average annual earnings: £19,130
Employment in region: 600 positions

Animal care services occupation n.e.c.

Workers in this unit group care for animals held in kennels, stables, zoos and similar establishments, provide specialised training, grooming, clipping and trimming services for animals, and searches for and captures stray or nuisance dogs in public areas and perform a variety of animal care tasks not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 613: Animal Care and Control Services.

Average annual earnings: £14,742
Employment in region: 2,176 positions

What Our Students Say

Alice Barnes, Animal Management

Alice Barnes

“Without the teachers at Weston College I don't think I would have been able to achieve the grade I have”

Former school: Churchill Academy

Course: Animal Management

What next? Alice aims to study the Animal Management, FdSc at University Centre Weston.

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