Work-based animal care is a work-related, competence-based qualification. It reflects the skills and knowledge needed to do a job effectively and shows that a learner is competent in the area of work the qualification represents.
The college houses animals� on-site as well as providing internal work-experience.
Learners will be assessed through
Learner photographic evidence and reflective journals
Maintain the safety of self and others in the workplace
Assist with the care of animals
Principles of the care of animals
Principles of dealing with animal accommodations
Assist with animal accommodation
Principles of the movement and handling of small animals
Assist with the movement & handling of small animals
Principles of dealing with feedstuffs for small animals
Assist with feedstuffs for small animals
Maintain and develop personal performance
Promote and maintain the health and wellbeing of animals
Deliver basic treatments to animals
Maintain animal accommodation
Make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
Maintain the cleanliness and bio security of the animal care working environment
The different routes available within this qualification include Animal Care and Welfare, Zoos/Wildlife Establishments, Dog Grooming, Pet Care and Retail, Animal Training and Service Dog Handling. Apprenticeships and further college programmes.