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Level 1 Work-Based Diploma in Animal Care

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Diploma in Work-Based Animal Care (QCF)
Code 10
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


This is a highly practical course that allows you to develop the core skills needed to work with animals within the animal care industry. You will be working in the college's specialist Animal Management Unit, learning how to care for a wide variety of animals. This course features a range of practical and classroom study and will provide you with the skills needed to continue on to the next level of study or go straight into employment.


  • Animal health
  • Husbandry
  • Accommodation
  • Feeding
  • Work experience and employability skills
  • Health and safety
  • Personal and social development
  • English and Maths, as required.

How will it be delivered?

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, though a genuine interest in the subject is essential. Students must provide a satisfactory reference and show enthusiasm and commitment at interview.

Your next steps...

Students can progress to one of the Level 2 Animal Care or Horse Care courses at the college.


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