You will learn about basic animal treatments, animal accommodation, feeding and watering animals, the principles of infection control, animal anatomy and physiology. The basics of animal nursing, parasitology and Zoonosis, as well as animal pharmacy and control of animals. You should be 17 at the start of this course. Animal Nursing Assistant Learners are required to complete 35 hours of internal work experience within a veterinary practice as part of their programme and this will help to develop key skills and knowledge such as: communication skills, development of team work skills, staying safe, maintaining personal wellbeing being resilient, competitive and aspirational and employment skills including searching for and applying for employment.
Internal work experience is also be supplemented with industry guest speakers and community action projects together with timetabled sessions developing your overall employability status.
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.
Entry requirements for our courses depend on the specific requirements of each Programme of Study and an individual’s previous experience, which will all be discussed during the interview process. Students should be 17 at the start of this course and may be expected to have 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Math's and English language.
Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade 3 (previously D) or above including Math's and English language OR Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above including Math's and English language and relevant subject qualification OR Minimum of Level 1 course in chosen subject at merit or above and English language and Math's at Level 1.
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.
Successful students may progress onto the next level in their chosen subject, employment or an apprenticeship, or after a level 3 qualification, to Higher Education at the University Centre Grimsby or other Universities. Courses in Animal Care in Higher Education can include: Animal Management, Animal Behaviour, Conservation and Ecology or Zoo Management.