Level 1 Diploma in Work-Based Animal Care

Working with West Midlands Safari Park, this Level 1 Diploma is ideal if you are just starting out in animal care. You will gain the the basic skills and knowledge you need to work in a supervised role, or you may wish to go on to further training or progress to Level 2 qualifications.

  • What will be studied

    Examples of units may include:

    • Assisting with the care of animals and principles of the care of animals.
    • Principles of dealing with feedstuffs for small animals and assist with feedstuffs for small animals.
    • Assisting with animal accommodation.
    • Maintaining the safety of yourself and others in the workplace.
    • Assisting with maintaining structures and surfaces and principles of maintaining structures and surfaces.
    • Providing controlled exercise opportunities for animals.
  • What are the entry requirements?

    There are no formal entry requirements.

  • Where does this course lead to?

    You could progress on to a Level 2 Animal Care course.

    Achieving one of these qualifications could help you gain employment in roles such as:

    • Animal technician/assistant
    • Animal centre/shelter worker
    • Kennel or cattery worker
    • Pet shop assistant
  • What qualifications will be gained?

    Level 1 Diploma in Work Based Animal Care.

  • How will this course be delivered?

    The course is delivered both at college and at West Midlands Safari Park.

  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed through portfolio work.

  • How to get a place?

    Please apply on-line or contact Learner Services on 01562 512003.


Start Date : September 2018 End Date : July 2019 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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