Animal and Horse Care BTC Certificate Level 1 - Bridgwater & Taunton College
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Course Overview

If you love animals and would like a career in an animal-based industry, this course gives you the skills and knowledge needed to progress.

The course covers units from animal care and horse care pathways.

Topics may include:

  • Small animal care
  • Horse care
  • The natural and captive world
  • Personal and social development
  • Employability skills including health and safety.

Assessment Methods

The course involves classroom-based and practical work, with hands-on experience in a variety of animal-based industries, as well as course related visits and work experience. Assessment is based on a portfolio of evidence showing your progress.

Progression Options

The course aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills to move into employment at a junior level or progress to a Level 2 qualification.


It’s a very hands-on course and you work with a variety to animals. All the staff are really helpful and the practical aspect of the qualification reinforces what we learn about welfare, housing, laws, animal care and training.

Niall Sweeney

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