This course provides an ideal introduction to land-based industries, including animal care, agriculture and equine and will help you decide if these are areas in which you would like to work. You will take part in a variety of exciting practical projects, both on the estate working with cattle, sheep and horses and in the animal care unit with a variety of animals such as rodents, reptiles and birds. There are educational visits to such places as zoological gardens, wildlife parks, farms, agricultural shows or markets.
Study options may include Level 2 Agriculture, Animal Care, Horse Care and Intermediate Apprenticeship in Agriculture. Employment options may include farm work, stable groom, conservation or horticulture.
Assist with the movement, handling and accommodation of animals
Assist with the preparation for the exercise and aftercare of horses
Introduction to production livestock and breeds
Assist with maintaining the health and wellbeing of animals