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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.
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.
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.
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
Students will compile a portfolio of evidence throughout the year to demonstrate the skills they have developed. Assessment will mainly be via tutor observation of practical activities and the completion of short pieces of written work.
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 9-4 (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
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 23/24.
For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form