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Animal Care and Horticulture S207

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How do I apply?

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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 E3 course.

Course outline

This course is aimed at students who do not already have many or any formal qualifications. You will gain skills in handling and caring for animals as well as developing the skills needed for work with animals or further study in animal care. You will also have the opportunity to develop your horticulture skills, both in the college's greenhouses and off-site.

Course details

This course is designed to engage young people in learning which is relevant to them and provide them with opportunities to develop a range of skills and techniques. Employability skills are developed through carrying out practical activities in the animal care and horticulture context.

Entry guidelines

This is a study programme for students 16-18 years.

There are no formal entry qualifications.

Students need to be able to demonstrate that they are interested in caring for animals.

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

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 in English and maths (Grade 4 or above)
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Where can I progress to?

Level 1 Diploma in Animal Care.

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Assessment Method

You will compile a portfolio of evidence throughout the year to demonstrate the skills you have developed. Assessment will mainly be via tutor observation of practical activities and the completion of short pieces of written work.

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 4th Sep 17

Ends 29th Jun 18

Ref: S207J001

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 : £760.00

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
Monday 09:00 — 12:00 12 Quays
Tuesday 09:00 — 15:00 12 Quays
Wednesday 09:00 — 15:00 12 Quays

Starting 3rd Sep 18

Ends 28th Jun 19

Ref: S207K001

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 : £760.00

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 17th October, 2017 and may be subject to change.

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