Who is the course for?
If you are passionate about animals and would like an introduction to the career opportunities available within the animal care industry, you have come to the right place. Northumberland college offers the opportunity to get up close and personal to a range of species and teaches you how to care for them to a high standard.
Do I need any formal qualifications?
For access onto the course you will be required to have attained a standard of general education and competence, sufficient enough to benefit from and succeed on the course. Assessment of suitability is likely to be based on GCSE grades or equivalent. Recommended two GCSE grades (grade D or above) ideally including English or Science. If you do not possess qualifications for direct entry to a Level 3 Diploma, this course acts as a natural bridge. Mature students with relevant experience will also be considered.
What will I study on the course?
You will study exciting units including animal husbandry, animal health and welfare, zoo animals, wildlife, animal training and work experience along with other modules and additional side qualifications. Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens offers the opportunity to gain experience with a wide variety of animals including all five taxa groups such as birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals.