Animal Care & Horticulture
Choose to be
- Animal Welfare Worker
- Dog Groomer
- Dog Handler
- Kennel/Cattery Worker
- Veterinary Nurse
- Zoo Keeper
Wirral Met College’s Twelve Quays Campus is home to a number of animals, including dwarf rabbits, guinea pigs, dwarf and Syrian hamsters, mice, budgies, terrapins, snakes, a python, lizards, geckos, a horned frog, fire bellied toads, stick insects and more.
You will develop practical skills working with a range of animals. Wirral Met College students are offered good work placements at a range of employers across the Wirral, to prepare you for the world of work.
Programmes delivered at the Twelve Quays Campus include:
|BTEC Animal Care and Horticulture Diploma||1||S119|
|BTEC Animal Care First Diploma||2||S102|
|BTEC Animal Management 90 credit Diploma||3||S122|
|Animal Care and Horticulture||E3||S207|
|Introduction to Vocational Studies||E3||K073|
You can progress from level 3 to the Higher National Certificate (HNC) and/or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Animal Management at Wirral Met College.
These courses equip students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto occupations including:
- Animal Care Services Occupations (including animal welfare workers, dog groomers, kennel/cattery workers & zoo keepers) - View occupation details here
- Veterinary Nurse - View occupation details here
Veterinary nurses earn around £14,000 per year and Zoo Keepers’ salaries start at around £13,000 per year. Experienced farm managers may earn between £25,000 and £30,000. Source: nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
Where are they now?
Joanne successfully completed the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management with distinction at Wirral Met. Joanne has also been working part-time during her studies and has been a positive role model for other members of her class. She achieved a personal achievement award at the college's Further Education Awards Ceremony.