Animal and Horse Care Diploma Level 1 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

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

The course covers seven units from animal care and horse care pathways. Units of study could include:

  • Safe and effective working practices in land-based industries
  • Developing performance in land-based industries
  • Animals in the wild and in society
  • Assist with handling and restraint
  • Assist with the feeding and watering of animals
  • Assist with the preparation for exercise and aftercare of horses
  • Maintain the health of horses

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 trips.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is based on a portfolio of evidence that includes written assignments, practical assessments and an externally marked online test. You will need to complete 30 hours of work experience.

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.

Course Summary

Course Title Animal and Horse Care Diploma Level 1
Entry Requirements

You need GCSEs in the 3 to 1 range or other equivalent qualifications. A
genuine interest in the animal-based industries and a willingness to learn are
vital. You will be invited to attend an interview to assess your suitability for
the course.

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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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