Teaching will occur in theory and practical sessions. When a practical lesson occurs this will be supported with a Technical Instructor.
Assessment will be via practical and theory assessments sat throughout the year programme.
This programme is not designed for learners to progress onto employment but will maximise opportunities for learner to progress internally onto a level 2 programme.
Learners will gain transferable skills and sector-related skills for moving forward in the animal industry.
Successful students can further enhance their skills by enrolling onto the Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care or, should they wish to, progress into an Apprenticeship.
In addition to standard College equipment, students will need steel toe-capped boots, waterproof clothing, black cargo trousers and a Hadlow animal management jacket and t-shirt.
Work experience – completed on college grounds, two weeks per academic year.
Trips – three day trips and one study tour per year.
Students will be working on our Animal Management Unit with a range of species to ensure that their husbandry needs are met. The students will learn how to care from animals right from the beginning of growing their vegetation along with transporting and accommodating various species.
During this programme skills such as working with others and organisation will also be developed to support further study.
School leavers and people who wish to have a career change working within the animal management industry.