Animal Studies (Level 1 Diploma) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Animal Studies (Level 1 Diploma) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Subject Area: Animal Studies Suffolk Rural (Otley)

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Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2020
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 145641
  • Entry Requirements

    2 GCSEs at grade 1 (F) and successful completion of the Entry 3 Diploma; or have English and Maths skills at Entry 3.

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus.

    This course is designed to offer progression to Level 2 programmes and apprenticeships as well as employment within the land-based sector.

    Land-based studies is for anyone who wants a career working with animals. You do not need any experience of working in a land-based role or any previous land-based qualification. It will allow you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for further study on a range of level 2 programmes offered on our Otley campus.

    This is a one academic year programme, starting in September. Attendance to all aspects of the study programme is required, typically 3 days per week on campus and an additional day in work placement. To achieve this qualification you will be assessed using a range of practical demonstrations and written assignments which will be used to compile a portfolio of evidence, plus one multiple choice exam.

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and/or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

    Course Highlights

    • Care of Animals
      • Health & Wellbeing
      • Wildlife and Conservation
      • Feeding and Watering
      • Accommodation
      • Handling
    • Employability
    • Volunteering and Work Experience
    • GCSE in Maths and English
    • Health and Safety in the workplace


    Next Steps

    This qualification could help you find work within the animal industry, zoos and wildlife establishments.

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2020.

    For all students aged 19+ fees will be published at a later date.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.