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Full-Time & A Level Courses

Animal Care City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma

Level 3

Course code: M07D107
Type: Full Time, A Level & T Level > Full Time
Duration: 2 years
Subject area: Animal Care,Apprenticeships
Location: Walford
Additional Costs - £100.00

This charge identified is applicable to learners aged 16-18 who qualify for funding. Learners aged 19+ will have to pay this charge and possibly tuition and exam fees. This will depend on the course and any prior qualifications. For further information, please refer to the fees page of our website

* Fees are chargeable each year and the fees quoted will be for the current year only, if the course is more than 1 year further fees will be due next year.

About the course

This programme will help prepare you for the fascinating animal industry and give you the advanced knowledge, skills and behaviours you will need to progress into work or higher education. The programme is equivalent to up to 3 A Levels and up to 168 UCAS points.

What qualification will I gain?

City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Animal Care

Why choose us

The course develops your skills, confidence and knowledge in a friendly and welcoming environment. Our specialist resources and staff will help you gain valuable experience and confidence with a range of exotic and domestic animals, including alpaca, snakes, birds, livestock and fish. The programme includes trips, visits and masterclasses with a wide range of industry specialists.

What you could do next

Higher Education including degrees in animal sciences (zoology, conservation, behaviour, biology). Veterinary nursing qualifications (at university, or in practice) along with apprenticeships. Employment options in the industry may include kennel assistant, zoo assistant or keeper, conservation practitioner, veterinary nurse, nutritionist, animal groomer, RSPCA officer.

Popular modules

  • Animal Health and Wellbeing

  • Handling and Restraining Animals

  • Livestock Breeding and Husbandry, Feeding and Watering Animals, Anatomy and Physiology

Assessment methods

Assessment will be via External exam, synoptic assignment & written assignments

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GSCEs at grade 4, including English, maths and science or successful completion of a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit grade and good progress with English and maths, ideally GCSE grade 4 or equivalent.