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Level 1 in Vocational Studies (Animal Care)

Animal Management Advanced (Level 3).


Introductory Diploma In Vocational Studies - Animal Care (Level 1)

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to work towards studying animal care qualifications. The course will help you develop your skills to work towards future employment. The theory aspects of the course are supplemented by gaining practical experience with a range of animals at Shuttleworth College.

This course is designed to help prepare you for working within a range of roles within the animal sector, as well are for studying Higher Education. At Shuttleworth College we house over 400 different species of animals within the Zoological Educational Centre which also holds a Zoo Licence.

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Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

Essential: 3 GCSEs 9 – 1.


What qualification will I gain?

BTEC Level 1 Introductory in Vocational Studies.


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through assignments and workbooks.

Course content

What will I study?

You will study:

  • Carrying out a Scientific Project
  • Caring for and Feeding Animals
  • Moving and Accommodating Animals
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • Being Organised
  • Exploring Local Visitor Attractions

Next steps

Course progression:

Level 2 Technical Diploma in Animal Care.

Additional information

Equipment needed:

  • Steel toe caped boots and wellingtons
  • Overalls (navy blue)
  • Pens and paper for lessons

Any questions?

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Available Courses
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 16/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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Fees: 16-18 Yrs: Fully Funded 19+ Yrs: Fully Funded*

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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.