Course: Animal Care Level 1

Study Level

Level 1

Course Code



Great Yarmouth Campus


1 Year



These courses will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the animal care sector. You will gain theoretical and practical hands-on experience, and this will be accompanied by a greater understanding on key themes such as animal health and welfare, feeding and accommodation, exotics, science and British habitats.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in a work placement in a local animal care setting. Many of our students have undertaken placements at Africa Alive!, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, dog rescue centres, local vet practices, charities, conservation trusts and animal sanctuaries.

Why study with us:

  • Our success rates are well above national average with exceptional high grade achievement
  • Excellent links with local employers, leading to work placements
  • Unit specific trips to zoos, sanctuaries, UEA and more to hear from experts in the field
  • Great progression routes to apprenticeships and higher education




You need 4 GCSEs at grade 2/E including English & maths.


Assessments vary for each module containing a variety; written portfolio, case studies, presentation, field work and poster work. Assessment is on-going throughout the year and will occur in college and on placement.


Animal Care is an excellent course if you want to go on to study a degree in subjects such as veterinary nursing, animal rehabilitation, ecology, conservation or animal welfare.

You can progress on to Animal Care Level 2 or an apprenticeship.

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