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 60 hours of work experience.


Course Content

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

Next Steps

Level 2 Extended Certificate in Animal Care/Level 2 Technical Diploma 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 to name a few

Dates & Fees

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

Additional Costs

College Academy Uniform. Protective overalls and steel toe-capped boots - all protective equipment will be inspected by the course manager. Practical clothing suitable for all types of weather conditions is required.

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, ruler and eraser.


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