If you want to pursue a career involving animals, then this is an excellent place to start. This 'new' Tech Level programme will provide you with the underpinning skills and knowledge in animal-related subjects and gives you the experience required to further develop your understanding. Successful completion of this programme provides excellent preparation for employment in the Animal Management sector or progression to Higher Education. During this course you will explore both theoretical and practical subjects and you will study the following topics: Animal breeding and genetics; Animal biology; Animal welfare and ethics; Practical animal husbandry; Animal behaviour; Animal health and diseases; Work experience in the animal sector; Investigative research project; Practical skills in animal science; Animal metabolism; and Advanced animal nutrition.
You will need 5 GCSEs at Grade C and above or equivalent, to include a Grade 4 or above in either English Language or Maths. You will be required to attend an interview and taster day on ‘the yard’ and provide a reference (from an employer or recent school/college report) along with evidence of specific and sustained interest and motivation in horses and the horse industry; and an ability to cope with a programme of physical activity.
Assessment is a combination of internally assessed assignments (coursework and practical assessments) and externally assessed tasks and written exams.