BTEC First Diploma in Animal Care

Isle of Wight College
In Newport

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Typology BTEC
Location Newport
Duration 1 Year
  • BTEC
  • Newport
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Newport
College, Medina Way,, PO30 5TA, Isle of Wight, England
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Starts On request
Location
Newport
College, Medina Way,, PO30 5TA, Isle of Wight, England
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Course programme

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
Any of the following will be considered at interview:

  • Foundation GNVQ
  • Entry Certificate Level 3
  • 4 GCSEs at Grades D
  • Gateway level I/II with tutor reference
  • Appropriate experience
  • NVQ2 in a Land Based subject
WHAT WILL THE INTERVIEW INVOLVE?

Students will have a 15-20 minutes presentation by section leader regarding the college and courses available and the different levels of qualification and career definitions, career and course progression, what the college expect from students and how they are assessed.

Then, students interviewed by 2 members of staff individually, students should bring a pen

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?
Those people who enjoy practical outdoor work and have already had some experience or interest in working in the Land Based Industries.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
You will complete 6 units in 1 year, including:

Introduction to Biology

Industry and Organisations

Animal Health

Industry Experience

Animal Handling

Animal Establishments

HOW WILL I LEARN?
You will learn by completing practical projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations. The course will cover basic knowledge and important practical skills. You will also spend at least 1 day each week on work experience.

WHAT CAN THIS COURSE LEAD TO?
The First Diploma is the equivalent to 4 GCSEs grade A*-C. A First Diploma can develop the skills you need to start or progress a career in:

Catteries, kennels, veterinary nursing, animal welfare, animal rehabilitation, zoos, animal collections

The qualification provides underpinning knowledge for NVQ2 Animal Care. It also provides a good progression for National Certificate in Animal Management, to achieve this you must gain merit/distinction to enter to level III with a D grade in the Intro to Biology unit and gain a C grade in GCSE English.

Enrichment activities

Visits to local and mainland venues such as zoos and animal collections

Residential visit to Cornwall working for National Trust in garden settings

Work Experience

Work Experience working in realistic work placements, a day per week is delivered at Colemans Farm to gain 'hands on' animal activities.

Type of Study :: Course Duration :: Course reference number :: Start Date :: Tutorial Fees :: Material Fees :: Exam Fees
full time 1 year AG777 September 2010 TBC TBC TBC


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