Ideal if you aspire to work with animals, the course prepares you to progress to a higher qualification in animal care (or similar sector).
You will take part in at least 30 hours of work experience within the animal care sector. You will also build a portfolio of work through activity, group, photo and video assessments.
A minimum of four GCSEs at Grade 2 or above, including maths and English.
You will be assessed through a variety of ways (activity, group work, photographic and video) which will be presented through a portfolio of evidence. As a student on the programme, you will have weekly tutorials and receive feedback every six weeks to discuss your progress and to set achievement targets. All our programmes are planned around your individual learning needs, with every student having a timetable that clearly identifies the sessions that will be taught. You will be assigned a Programme Lead who will support you throughout your time in College. Teaching, coaching and learning support staff will work closely with you and your parents/carers to help you achieve planned learning goals.
100% attendance is expected for the duration of the course. Maths, English, work experience, tutorials and employability sessions all form part of the overall qualification and non-attendance to any of these sessions may result in the overall qualification not being achieved. Continued non-attendance to any timetabled sessions may result in losing your place on the course.
This course is the perfect stepping stone into further education and enables progression into other vocational courses, traineeships or an apprenticeship.
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“The course is really fun because we get to learn about how to look after animals. I’d definitely recommend it if you love animals.”Alfie Armstrong
Studying: Level 1 Pathway to Animal Care
Future plans: To work in a zoo or aquarium