This programme is designed to meet the needs of
students who wish to gain practical work experience while working towards
a recognised qualification.
programme is delivered over one year, with attendance at College and a
local venue. Work placement is also an essential part of the course and
will be up to 2 days a week.
Students must complete a series of
units in order to achieve this qualification. Each unit has a credit value
and the amount of credits achieved determines either an award certificate
Students will acquire underpinning knowledge and
practical experience at a local venue and will also be expected to
complete up to two days work experience. Placements could be at a farm,
catteries, kennels, pet shops or sanctuaries.
Students will also be
expected to undertake qualifications in literacy, numeracy, ICT, first aid
and personal development.
Guilds/NPTC Level 1 Certificate in Land Based Animal Care
Students will be observed and assessed on practical work
undertaken while on placement to ensure that they are competent within the
A portfolio must be compiled and students are expected to
gain evidence for their portfolios from a variety of sources.
Care is achieved by portfolio completion, other qualifications achieved by
portfolio or formal exam
Cost / Equipment
free to under 18 years of age, but there are additional costs:
Â£50.00 Voluntary contribution towards travel costs
Â£102.50 Registration/certification (Registration and certification is
free for students under 19 years)
Students will need to provide suitable protective footwear and waterproof
clothing for the farm placement. It is essential that all candidates have
a current Tetanus inoculation for health and safety requirements. Students
will also need to provide suitable stationery for all theory lessons
including pen, paper & folders etc.