Animal Care Level 1 Certificate





Awarding Body




About the course

This course will introduce you to your chosen vocational sector and will help you develop the skills you will need to progress onto a L2 course, an Apprenticeship or Employment.

You will complete a L1 BTEC Vocational Certificate and a L1 BTEC Certificate in Personal & Social Development.

You will take English & Maths Functional skills qualifications or resit GCSE Maths or English if you gain a grade 3 at school.

Entry Requirements

Our entry requirements for level 1 are:-

2 GCSEs Grade E/2 including Maths or English


Entry 3 Maths and English Functional Skills . 

We can also consider successful completion of any Entry 3 or another Level 1 vocational qualification.


What will I do on this course?

You will develop your personal and employability skills, complete assignments & develop your practical skills in our Animal centre.

You will complete these Vocational Units

Being Organised

Caring for and feeding animals

Moving and accommodating animals

Finding out about the land based sector

Developing a Personal Progression Plan


You will develop your Employability Skills & complete a BTEC Personal & Social development qualification.

You will undertake Volunteering or Work experience.

You will take an English & Maths Functional Skills qualification at the right level for you.

If you achieve a grade 3 for GCSE English or Maths at school you will undertake a resit in these subjects.



Who is it for?

If you’re a school leaver and interested in Animal Care, this course is an ideal stepping stone towards achieving your ambition.

How Is this course assessed?

You will be assessed in a variety of ways to give you the best opportunity to demonstrate your skills throughout the year.

You will complete an English & Maths assessment/Exam.


What could I do next?

You could progress onto a L2 course, an Apprenticeship or Employment.

Additional cost

The course is free to anyone between the age of 16-18.

You will need to buy a uniform & contribute towards educational trips

Financial support is available through the Learner Support Fund. Applications can be made through the College's Learner Services team.




 You will need an interview for this course 



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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