Intermediate Animal Care

A Love Of Animals Can Be The Foundation Of A Rewarding Career

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Study Type
Full Time
Study Tier
Intermediate
Start Date
13/09/2021
Duration
TBC
Coordinator
Rob Mew

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.

WHAT WILL THE INTERVIEW INVOLVE?

Students will have a 15-20 minutes presentation by section leader. This will include overview of the land based industries, courses available at the different levels of qualification; career and course progression, what the college expect from students and how they are assessed will be discussed.

Then, individual students will be interviewed by 2 members of staff who will inform you of the outcome before you leave (unless further discussions are required).

Students must bring a pen to the interview.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

Those people who enjoy practical outdoor work and have already had some experience or interest in working in the Land Based Industries. Some work experience with animals will be beneficial.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You will complete up to 7 units depending on the size of the intermediate qualification that you take:

  • Undertake work experience in the Land-based Industries
  • Maintain Animal Health and Welfare
  • Maintain Animal Accommodation
  • Introduction to Animal Behaviour and Handling
  • Plan and monitor Animal Feeding
  • Understanding the principles of animal biology
  • Understand the Principles and Practices of Animal Establishments

HOW WILL I LEARN?

You will learn by completing practical projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations. The course will cover basic knowledge and important practical skills. You will also spend at least 1 day each week on work experience.

WHAT CAN THIS COURSE LEAD TO?

The Level 2 Diploma is the equivalent to 4 GCSEs grade A*-C. A level 2 Diploma can develop the skills you need to start or progress a career in catteries, kennels, veterinary nursing, animal welfare, animal rehabilitation, zoos or animal collections.

The qualification provides a good progression for the Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Animal Management. To achieve this, you must gain a minimum of overall Distinction grade, with a Distinction grade in the Principles of Animal Biology unit and be successful in your functional skills programmes.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Completion of work experience is an essential requirement of the course. Placements include kennels, catteries, farms, veterinary practices and animal rescue establishments.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

You must be up to date with Tetanus protection.

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