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This course is designed to give students the skills and experience of working with small animals with the aim of progressing to higher level qualifications or into work.
You will be working with the our collection of small animals which includes lizards, toads, insects, rabbits and hamsters to learn practical handling, grooming, health, small animal care and feeding. Team work, work and life skills will be taught throughout the course to prepare you to take the next move onto another higher level qualification or to enter the work place. You will also have the opportunity to develop skills in horticulture, both in the on-site greenhouses and various off site locations.
- This is a study programme for students 16- 18 years
- 3 GCSEs at Grade 2/E or above or a relevant Entry Level qualification
- At least Entry level 3 in maths and English
- 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.
To learn effectively on your course you will need to use certain items of equipment and undertake particular activities as part of your studies. To further enhance your learning experience the following will be required: Personal Protective Equipment £30 Educational Visits £50 If you need support with these costs, don't worry, click on the link below and complete a bursary application form. https://www.wmc.ac.uk/student-support/financial-support/bursaries-loans Equipment purchased will be yours to keep and you will be able to use them for practice at home and in your future career. N.B. prices correct as of 23/06/2021
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 (or Grade 4 or above) in English and maths
- Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips
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If you are aged 16-18:
This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.
If you are aged 19 or over:
Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?
Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.
If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.
Fee : £795.00
The fee quoted is for the academic year 22/23.
For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form