Practical Animal Care Skills ABC Certificate Level 3

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Unlock the advanced animal care skills obtained from this course. You will deepen your understanding of animals, evaluating feeding plans and regimes. You’ll also learn how to recognise and interpret animals’ behaviour. You will ensure accommodation ensuring is comfortable and hygienic. You’ll be assessed via coursework and practical work


Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits / Skills

  • Recognise and interpret the behaviour of animals.
  • Plan diets and feeding regimes for animals.
  • Evaluate the accommodation of animals.
  • Monitor the health of animals and maintain accurate records.
  • Entry Requirements

    Four GCSEs, two at grade 4 in English and maths, and two other GCSEs at grade 4 or a Practical Animal Care Skills Level 2 qualification. You will also need to have made an improvement in your GCSEs.

    Career Progression

    Progression may include further study with an Access to HE programme, or relevant employment.

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    Course Details


    1 year

    Study Type

    Full time

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    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Facts


    English and maths will be built into your course if your grades are below grade 4.

    Labour Market

    There are 1,836 jobs in the animal care and vetinary science sector in Leeds. (EMSI, 2019)

    Student Testimonial

    “I really enjoy the course because I learn a lot and it is very hands-on. It encourages me to work hard.” - Daisy Wilson Land & Animal Sciences student _________________________________________________________________________ “I am really enjoying my course so far, especially working with the reptiles.” - Red Purkiss Land & Animal Sciences student
    School of Land & Animal Sciences
    Leeds City College
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