Practical Small Animal Care ABC Certificate Entry Level 3

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Nurture in nature as you learn how to care for animals. You will learn how to maintain a small animal's health and recognise their important body parts. You’ll learn how to care, catch, restrain, and groom small animals as well as recognising types of housing and bedding. You’ll be assessed via coursework and practical assessments.


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 the body parts of small animals types of housing, and bedding.
  • Check that a small animal is healthy.
  • Check that a small animal is healthy.
  • Catch and restrain small animals.
  • Entry Requirements

    No formal entry requirements

    Career Progression

    Progression may include a level 1 qualification 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 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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