Course overview

Animal Care and Management T Level City of Bristol College

The T Level in Animal Care and Management will provide students with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment, higher-level technical training or university-level study in the Animal Care sector.

This is a 2-year programme where you will cover common core elements in the first year and choose your occupation specialism in the second year.

Dates and applications

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Animal Care and Management T Level SBSA and Construction Centre
Course Code
02/09/2024 - 26/06/2026
2 years
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
Start Time
SBSA and Construction Centre
This course is still in its planning phase; course details - including fee information - are subject to change. In June, course details will be finalised and enrolment will open.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LMF1425D01-1 02/09/2024 - 26/06/2026 2 years Date/Day(s) Being Finalised 18.00 09:15 SBSA and Construction Centre
This course is still in its planning phase; course details - including fee information - are subject to change. In June, course details will be finalised and enrolment will open.
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Additional information

Who is this course for?

This qualification is for students who are interested in working in the animal industry.

What you'll learn

Students will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including:

  • Sustainability, including environmental legislation, sustainable development, climate change and waste management principles
  • The principles of biosecurity
  • Employment rights and responsibilities
  • Progression opportunities within the sector
  • Ethical principles
  • The supply chain
  • Principles of stock management
  • Business organisations
  • Enterprise skills and project management characteristics protected by equality legislation communication
  • Principles of customer care
  • Finance
  • Health and safety information and data

    In addition to the core content, each student will also complete at least one module of occupation-specific content.

Course entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Maths.

We will invite you to a course information meeting event where you will receive information, advice, and guidance about the course you have applied for.

This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

You will also be informed about the requirements of the Industry placements, the model of this being delivered (dependant on T Level Pathway) and the commitment this will require as a T Level cannot be fully achieved if the placement hours are not fulfilled.

You will need to provide a copy of your last school report and/or a reference from an employer or relevant professional; this will include attendance. This is to ensure we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course.

Applicants with 85% or below attendance will have been deemed not to have met this criterion.

All applicants are given an opportunity to discuss any evidence-based mitigating circumstances that may have affected the reference/school report.

We are firmly committed to finding the right course for you to ensure you can flourish.

Talk to us today if you have any concerns about the application process; we are here to help take you to the next level.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

The T Level is delivered through classroom-based and practical learning, at college and on industry placement.

The technical qualification is the main classroom-based element of the course and consists of the core component and occupational specialism component.

The learning will take place through classrooms, workshops and animal care centres, and also through work-based placement.

Future career and study opportunities

T Levels are equal to 3 A Levels, and upon successful completion of the T Level in Animal Animal Care and Management, students can progress onto higher education and higher level qualifications.

There is also an opportunity for students to progress into higher-level apprenticeships or directly into employment in the animal care and management sector.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, you may likely need to pay for travel and stationery.

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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