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Full-Time & A Level Courses

Animal care City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma

Level 3

Course code: F24D248
Type: Full Time, A Level & T Level
Duration: 2 years
Subject area: Animal Care,Apprenticeships
Location: Holme Lacy
Additional Costs - £225.00

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 advanced programme will help you learn practical skills and competencies with a broad range of animals to prepare you for work or university. Throughout the programme you will have the chance to make a variety of visits which may include Crufts, Wolf Watch UK, and The Cotswolds Wildlife Park. You will also have guest speakers throughout the year linking to your course units. The course is suited to both school leavers and mature students who have relevant experience within the industry and who have a genuine interest in animal welfare and management.

Why choose us

You will have access to a range of specialist resources, including our amazing Animal Care unit which houses over 200 animals, including mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, amphibians and invertebrates (our goats being a new addition). Students also have access to our farm where they get the opportunity to help during lambing season. If you want to be part of the next generation of animal care specialists, this is the course for you!

What you could do next

Study options may include degree courses like Animal Behaviour &Welfare, Zoology and Ecology & Conservation. Employment options may include lab technician, zoo keeper or wildlife conservationist, animal behaviourist, animal training specialist, pet shop supervisor, RSPCA inspector or trainee veterinary nurse.

Popular modules

  • Ecology and Conservation

  • Animal Nutrition

  • Animal Health

  • Animal Training

Assessment methods

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

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above (to include English, maths and science)