Practical Small Animal Care ABC Level 1 Certificate

Practical Small Animal Care ABC Level 1 Certificate

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Practical Small Animal Care ABC Level 1 Certificate

If you’re interested in working with animals, this qualification provides the perfect practical introduction to animal care. You will gain hands-on experience working with a variety of pet and farm animals. In particular, you will learn how to: 

  • Assist with the care of animals, including relevant animal welfare legislation, minimising stress and injury to the animals, and keeping people and animals safe whilst working
  • The principles of animal care, including monitoring the health of animals, providing feed and water, and workplace health and safety requirements
  • Handling and restraining animals
  • Maintain animal accommodation which includes cleaning animal enclosures.

 

 
Duration 1 year
Study mode Full Time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Temple Newsam
Course code 72996-01
Fee 16-18 No Fees, 19+ £1,200

What you learn

  • Assist with the care of animals
  • Principles of the care of animals
  • Check that a small animal is healthy
  • Principles of dealing with animal accommodation
  • Assist with animal accommodation
  • Assist with feedstuffs for small animals
  • Assist with catching and restraining small animals
  • Assist with the movement and handling of small animals
  • Principles of the movement of animals
  • Principles of the movement and handling of small animals

 

Alongside your level 1 qualification, you will study English, maths and employability skills.

 

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed by practical and written assignments.

Entry requirements

GCSEs at grade 3 or below in maths and English.

What's next

Once you have completed your ABC Level 1 Certificate in Practical Small Animal Care Skills, you could progress on to our ABC Level 2 in Small Animal Care Skills or go directly into employment.

Campus Locations

Temple Newsam Home Farm

Temple Newsam Road
Off Selby Road
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS15 0AE
0113 336 7560
Nearest train station
Cross Gate Train Station 1.6 milesWebsite

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