Animal Welfare & Science


Course Title: Level 1 Practical Animal Care
Course Code: AC202

Department: Animal Welfare & Science
Course Type: Full time

Are you interested in a future working with animals and care about the environment? Do you need some extra support to achieve your career aims?
This one year course will give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge, practical skills and team working by working with a range of animal species.
During the year you will also develop the abilities, personal qualities and employability skills to equip you for the next level course or future employment.
You are required to complete at least 60 hours work experience.



C&G Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies

Course Content

Topics covered include:
Husbandry of animals including: feeding, cleaning out and health checking
Handling, restraint and exercising of animals
Safe and effective working
Performance in the land-based industry

Entry Requirements

GCSE grades G/1 or above, including math and English OR Entry 3 Functional Skills OR an Entry Level qualification. Enthusiasm to work with animals is essential.

Next Steps

Dependendent on attitude to learning, attendance and GCSE grades L2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care Intermediate Apprenticeship in Animal Care

Career Opportunities

A range within the animal industry. Including animal care assistant Kennel and cattery assistant Pet shop assistant

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
07-Sep-20 25-Jun-21 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Full time Mon, Tue, Wed or Tue, Thur & Fri 420
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Additional Costs

College academy uniform, including steel toe capped boots. Trips.

Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

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Materials Required

Basic stationery - pens, pencils, glue stick, A4 lever arch files, scientific calculator, ruler and eraser.


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