Animal Care – Level 1

The Level 1 Diploma in Animal Care is the perfect course for introducing you to all aspects of the land-based sector, with a strong focus on animal care. This course is ideal for anyone with a passion for animals but little experience of working with them. During the course, you'll understand what it's like to work in land-based industries and you'll have the opportunity to care for, feed and clean out a variety of different animals as well as how to maintain their enclosures and work in a clean and safe environment.

This course offers a great balance of both theoretical and practical learning within the unique environment of West Midland Safari Park where impressive animals are never far from the classrooms. For the more confident learners, there is the opportunity to complete work experience, however, employability skills will be taught to all. This course gives you the experience and skills to progress to higher-level courses!

  • What will be studied
    • Caring for animals
    • Animal accommodation
    • Animal classification, wildlife & conservation
    • Movement and handling of animals
    • Animal feedstuffs
  • What are the entry requirements?
    • Minimum of 3 GCSEs grade 2 or above
    • A passion for caring for animals
    • A successful interview and reference
  • What qualifications will be gained?

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Level 1 Diploma in Land-Based Studies - Animal Pathway.

  • How will this course be delivered?
    • Practical work
    • Theory work
  • How will I be assessed?
    • External multiplechoice exams
    • Optional unit assessments
  • Other Information:

    Work experience opportunities:

    You will undertake 60 hours of mandatory work experience.

    English and Maths:

    English will be included for written assessments and using the correct vocabulary.  

    Maths will be included through practical weighing and measuring feed.

  • Exam Board:
    City & Guilds

    Upon successful completion of this course, you can either go onto our Level 2 Animal Care course or the Level 2 Work-Based Animal Care course.


Start Date : September 2024 End Date : June 2025 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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