2 SEC/O-Level passes Preferred: Biology and English Language
This one year course offers an introduction to working with and handling farm animals and pets, and the hands-on experience required. It provides the practical skills and background knowledge required to form a solid foundation in animal care.
You will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge on various housing designs that can be used for farm and pet animals as well as accommodation, study feeding procedures and how to identify and solve animal health problems.
If you opt for this programme you will be expected to attend scheduled husbandry duties which form part of this course. This practical experience, coupled with motivation and responsibility, will back up the theoretical knowledge gained at the Institute.
Ongoing assessment is an integral part of the course. Assessment will include practical and theoretical work and students are expected to carry out a vocational related project
Programme Learning Outcomes
× Understand how to prevent, identify and treat diseases of farm animals and pets × Carry out practical grooming sessions on a range of domesticated animal species × Understand the principles of animal biology and animal health × Undertake practical tasks related to veterinary services including animal nursing and veterinary regulatory affairs.
Core Study Units
Undertake work experience in the land-based industries. Maintain animal accommodation Plan and monitor animal feeding Maintain animal health and welfare Understanding the principles of animal biology. Introduction to animal breeds and grooming. Contribute to the nursing of animals.