Land-based Studies (Animal Care) BTEC Diploma Level 1

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Land-based Studies (Animal Care) BTEC Diploma Level 1:

This course is ideal for those who are looking for the first step into land-based careers. You will gain an introduction to animal care and countryside studies. You will cover the following subjects: care of animals, farm animal health, handling of small animals, caring for farm animals, propagation of plant from seed, feeding small animals, and small animal health.

Assessment is continuous with tutorials, presentations, written assignments, and practical work. On completion of this course you can go on to study one of our wide range of level 2 courses, including: BTEC Diploma in Animal Care level 2, BTEC Diploma in Countryside and Environment level 2, BTEC Diploma in Horse Care level 2 or BTEC Diploma in Landscaping and Horticulture level 2. If you have previous experience working in either animal care or other land-based sectors you could use this programme as a stepping stone to re-enter work.

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Students should have a minimum of four GCSEs grade E or above, including English language and maths at grade F or above, or an entry level 3 qualification, entry level 3 English and entry level 2 maths, or an interview and initial assessment indicating that they are working at entry level 3 and are able to achieve level 1 English and entry level 3 maths within one year. They must have a keen interest in working with animals or the environment.

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Huddersfield, HD1 3LD, Huddersfield, HD4 6LE


1 year


Full time


Nationally recognised qualification



This course might be free

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