City & Guilds Skills for Working Life (Animals) Entry-Level 3

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Get started in the small animal care industry by learning the basics on a practical and academic level.

Course Information

Use your natural nurturing skills as you learn how to care for animals. You will become skilled in small animal maintenance and welfare, learning how to recognise their anatomy and check if a small animal is healthy. You will also assist with the handling and restraint of small animals, and become familiar with the different types of housing and bedding necessary for certain small animals.


Who is this course for?

This qualification is for learners who aim to gain employment within the animal care industry, progress to an apprenticeship or a high-level animal management qualification.

Units / Modules

You will study a range of units designed to develop your skills, including:

  • Small animal maintenance
  • Small animal welfare
  • Small animal anatomy

Benefits / Skills

  • Recognise the body parts of small animals, types of housing and bedding
  • You will be able to check that a small animal is healthy
  • Assist with the care and grooming of small animals
  • Catch and restrain small animals

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Career Progression

Progression may include a Level 1 qualification or relevant employment.

Course Details


1 year full-time

Study Type

Full time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts

Trips and Opportunities

Undertake practicals with a variety of different species


Taught by industry professionals

School of Land & Animal Sciences
Leeds City College
Leeds City College