KC Online – Enterprise Skills

KC’s innovative Enterprise Skills qualification offers practical learning experiences which aim to develop your skills and progress personal qualities, attitudes, social abilities and build overall confidence.  

These skills will be developed in areas such as animal care, where you will be working hands on at different animal care settings, and taking part in volunteering activities and fundraising.  

Below you’ll find a sample of the resources and tasks that you’ll be asked to use and do throughout your time at KC. Kickstart your time at KC and take a look!

We have quite an array of watchable resources for this qualification, take a look at the videos below!

ONE.

You work at a children’s petting farm. The farm has recently converted an old cattle shed in to a petting barn. The farm currently allows visitors to stroke and feed animals such as horses, cows, sheep, goats and llamas. However the farm wants to incorporate handling and feeding for smaller children to smaller animals. 

Once complete, the petting barn will have 10 enclosure spaces to keep 10 or more different animals commonly kept at farms or small zoos. These animals must be animals that can be handled on a regular basis by young and old alike as well as being easy to keep.

Your task is to plan out the small petting barn. You must come up with a minimum of 10 animals. You must research:

  • What food they require
  • What bedding (substrate) they require
  • Any special requirements? (e.g. logs for climbing, hay racks, heating, lighting etc.)
  • How often they will need cleaning out
  • What is the minimum enclosure size for this species?

Use our Petting Barn Layout Sheet

TWO.

Research the animal welfare act and the five welfare needs in preparation for September

By the end of your time studying Enterprise Skills at KC, you’ll have all the skills you need to break into the industry, you’ll have covered:-

Whether you’ve already got your career planned out, or you’re waiting to see where life takes you; check out a few of the career paths that will open up to you once you’ve completed KC.

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