Our courses are very hands on, and will give you the chance to get up close and personal with a wide variety of animals. You will learn how to care for them in a variety of ways; from animal health, nursing, kennel management, welfare, feeding and accommodation. You'll hear from guest speakers from across the industry and specialist areas such as exotics specialists and veterinary professionals who will share their wealth of experience and knowledge with you. Whilst on the course you'll go out into real work environments including animal sanctuaries, pet shops, grooming parlours, animal charities and veterinary practices where you will gain invaluable experience. Previous trips have included; Crufts, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, The Deep, Lincolnshire Show and Flamingo Land.
When you do a vocational qualification you will learn in a workshop, salon or studio as appropriate for your subject and you will usually be assessed through practical assessments, projects, assignments and oral and written questions. There may be exams in some subjects and your tutor will prepare you for these.
Students will be assessed prior to an offer of a place on a course.
Successful students may progress onto the next level in their chosen subject, into employment or an apprenticeship, or, after a level 3 qualification, to Higher Education at the University Centre Grimsby or other other University.