This is a great subject to study if you have a genuine interest in animals because it offers a practical-based, hands-on approach to the management and welfare of animals. We have our own animals on site as well as links with local farms to ensure a high level of work experience and enable students put theory into practice.
Ms Carey, Vocational Coordinator
This qualification is a Technical Award equivalent in size to one GCSE. It provides an introduction to some of the key themes within the industry, enabling students to develop their knowledge and practical skills.
How we organise learning
Animal care is part of the vocational group of subjects. During the curriculum choices process in Year 8, students can opt to study animal care from Years 9 to 11.
Examination Board: Pearson
Specification Name: BTEC Level 1 / 2 First Award in Animal Care
Link: Animal Care