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BTEC Animal Care First Diploma S102

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How do I apply?

Apply Online: http://www.wmc.ac.uk/course/37928/apply  Apply Online

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Application Form to be returned to Student Services

How long does the course last?

1 year, full-time

Level

This is a level 2 course.

Course outline

This course is designed to give you the skills you need to either progress in education or into employment. It will cover all aspects of animal care including grooming, animal health and habitat management.

Course details

This course has a balance of practical and theoretical studies and consists of a number of modules such as:

  • Animal care
  • Animal health
  • Work experience
  • Introduction to biology
  • Breeds and grooming
  • Industry and organisations
  • Habitat management
  • Practical handling and maintenance

Entry guidelines

  • This is a study programme for students 16-18 years.
  • 3 GCSEs at grades 3/D (Science, Maths and English) or equivalent Level 1 qualification for example BTEC level 1 Science.
  • A satisfactory interview, assessment and school report or reference.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Additional Information

To ensure you are enrolled on the right course of study, the first few weeks of the course will be an extended induction period. During this time your communication, numeracy and study skills, behaviour, time management and attendance will be assessed as well as your own preferred method of learning. If we believe the course does not meet your requirements, we will discuss suitable alternatives with you.


Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:
  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C (grade 4 or above), in English and maths
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Where can I progress to?

On successful completion of Level 2, you may be able to progress to a BTEC Level 3 course or into employment within a veterinary practice, animal welfare and rescue centre, boarding kennel or cattery, pet store or grooming parlour.

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Equipment Required

You will be required to wear a student sweatshirt which must be worn for animal handling sessions.

When does this course run?

Starting 6th Sep 17

Ends 29th Jun 18

Ref: S102J001

Fees

If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with a Learning Development Needs Assessment or an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £1610.00

Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2016-17. Course fees for 2017-18 will be confirmed in due course.

Planned Timetable
Day Times Campus
Wednesday 11:00 — 15:00 12 Quays
Thursday 09:00 — 17:00 12 Quays
Friday 11:00 — 16:00 12 Quays

Starting 5th Sep 18

Ends 28th Jun 19

Ref: S102K001

Fees

If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with a Learning Development Needs Assessment or an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £1610.00

Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2016-17. Course fees for 2017-18 will be confirmed in due course.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call in to our Conway Park Campus from 10am to 4pm, with late opening on Tuesdays to 7pm during term-time.

This information was current on 20th October, 2017 and may be subject to change.

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