Course: Animal Care Level 1

Study Level

Level 1

Course Code



Great Yarmouth Campus


1 Year



This course will introduce you to skills such as care, handling and grooming as well as general topics including working in a team and working safely. The course is focused on practical work, and you’ll have plenty of hands-on experience with different kinds of animals. You will also have classroom sessions to help build your general knowledge and maths and English skills.

  • Success rates well above national average
  • Excellent links with local employers leading to work placements
  • Highly qualified, specialist teaching staff
  • Unit specific trips to zoos, sanctuaries, UEA and more
  • Great progression routes to level 2, 3, 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.


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

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Animal Care Level 2

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  • Full-time

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Animal Management Level 3

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FdSc Conservation Science and Animal Management (Wildlife and Zoo)

  • Two Years

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