Animal Care Entry Level 3 – Inclusive Learning
Please note – you must have an EHCP in place to apply for this course.
What will I do?
From working in our new horticulture centre, to learning how to take care of a wide range of animals and wildlife, you can expect to work hard and learn lots of new skills relevant to the industry. You will learn about growing fruit, vegetables and produce which is then sold on to the community, learning how to plant and look after them. You will receive hands on experience with a variety of animals including chickens, guinea pigs and reptiles. Helping to organise events such as ‘Face Your Fears’ and experiencing working on a real farm, you will gain transferable skills that will come in handy when searching for employment. You will also study English & Maths to develop the skills needed to progress in the workplace.You will learn how to:
- Identify hazards in familiar settings
- Improve personal manner and conductCollect and sort eggs
- Assist with cleaning housing for small animals
- Recognise trees and plants
- Provide food and water for poultry
- Clean poultry accommodation by handFill plant containers
- Plant an area to attract wildlife
Studying this programme will allow you to progress to a higher-level programme at Milton Keynes College or into employment if appropriate.
Is it for me?
Have you got a passion for animals and wildlife? Are you curious about the world around you? If you’ve got a caring and understanding nature, and want to gain some new skills for life, a course in Horticulture and Animal Care is for you. You must be willing to try new things, get involved in a wide variety of activities, and work both in teams and independently.
HOW WILL MY PROGRESS BE MONITORED?
You will have regular 1:1 meeting with your personal tutor and subject tutors. You will be given feedback from your written work and performance in class. We have regular meetings where your parents or carers are invited to speak to us about your progress.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Assessments have been designed to give you the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and experience needed within a range of industry environments. You will continuously be assessed throughout set project work and practical assessments.
HOW MUCH WILL I HAVE TO STUDY?
You will be required to attend college for a minimum of 16 hour, which will be taught sessions, including project work and online learning. The rest will be homework and assessments. You can expect to be in College for up to 4 days per week and classes will normally be between 9am and 4.30pm.
Some experience working with animals would be helpful, but you will learn all you need to know once on your course. You must have an current Education Health Care Plan and be between 16-24.
You must have an Education and Health Care Plan to apply for this course.