These courses won’t just bring out the animal lover in you but will help you towards a career or the chance of further qualifications.
You’ll study a range of fascinating subjects including animal behaviour and communication, feeding and accommodation, animal biology and nutrition, pet store design and more.
Level 1 – 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 will 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.
Level 2 – You will gain theoretical and practical experience of caring for animals in a variety of settings: e.g. the classroom, your work placement and on exciting trips and visits. You will also continue your English and maths GCSE to achieve the C grades required for level 3.
Level 3 – Through assignment work, you will study a range of fascinating subjects including animal behaviour and communication, feeding and accommodation, wildlife management and rehabilitation, animal biology and nutrition, pet store design and more.
- Animal handling
- Animal biology
- Teamwork skills
- Health and safety
- Maths and English
- Work experience
- Success rates well above national average with exceptional high grade achievement.
- Excellent links with local employers leading to work placements.
- Highly qualified, specialist teaching staff.
- Unit specific trips to zoos, wildlife parks, sanctuaries, UEA and more.
- Great progression routes to level 3, apprenticeships and higher education.
Veterinary Nurse, Zookeeper, Animal Charity Worker/Manager, Kennel or Cattery Assistant/ Manager, Wildlife Park or Zoo Worker, Animal Sanctuary Worker, Pet Shop Assistant/Manager, Animal Welfare Worker, Dog Groomer
What can I go on to do?
- Enter employment
- An apprenticeship
- Progress to a degree programme or other higher education programme
If you are aged 16-19 and have not achieved GCSE grade A*-C in English and maths, any programme you choose will require you to continue studying English and maths.
95% of students that applied to university from East Coast College gained a place