Stepping Out (Animal and Horse Care)

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This course is designed for those that prefer to develop their skills in a small group setting with the necessary support to improve their confidence, motivation and academic abilities. It is suitable for those with learning difficulties or those whom may need additional support to succeed in their vocational subject area.

Programme content includes:
- 3 preparing for work units
- 3 personal and social development units
- Grooming an animal / horse
- Assisting with cleaning housing of small animals and horses
- Restraint and handling small animals
- Restraint and handling horses

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End Qualification:

NPTC Entry Le…

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This course is designed for those that prefer to develop their skills in a small group setting with the necessary support to improve their confidence, motivation and academic abilities. It is suitable for those with learning difficulties or those whom may need additional support to succeed in their vocational subject area.

Programme content includes:
- 3 preparing for work units
- 3 personal and social development units
- Grooming an animal / horse
- Assisting with cleaning housing of small animals and horses
- Restraint and handling small animals
- Restraint and handling horses

Find out more about our animal courses here
Find out more about our equine courses here

End Qualification:

NPTC Entry Level 3 Diploma

Entry Requirements:

Interview required

Minimal and/or lower level GCSE passes. Students should be at least 16 years old and be able to show an enthusiastic and positive interest in an animal/equine career, together with a willingness to learn. For some students an agreement will be reached to comply with an academic contract from the start of the course. Consideration will be given to exceptional circumstances.

Assessment:

This programme is continually assessed by a combination of practical tasks, underpinning knowledge tasks and portfolio completion.

Progression from this course:

Successful learners can progress onto a level 1 programme of study providing they gain all units studied in full and have an appropriate attendance record. This will be discussed with learners via their individual learning plan whilst on the programme. Progression will be dependent on individual learner performance and course director decision. Employment opportunities include - kennel and cattery work, equine yards, welfare work etc.

Locations:

Cambridge Campus (Milton) - CB24 6DB

Duration:

1 Year

Start times:

September 2013

How to Apply:

Please apply online using the general college application form

Course Costs:

All students on full-time courses will need to pay a materials / resources fee. Details will be provided before enrolment. If you are under 19 on 31st August in the year you begin your programme, you will not have to pay tuition or registration fees for your course. For students aged 19 or over, there will be a tuition fee (depends on the course) for each year of the course as well as a registration fee (which includes exam fees). However, many students will be eligible for reduced fees and / or financial support towards the costs. Click here for detailed information. Please contact Student Services if you have further queries.

Visits fee: £80

Essential course equipment: boiler suit / equine wear / appropriate footwear ¿ more information given at interview.

Additional Information:

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to apply to the college's learner support fund for financial support with the costs associated with your studies. For more details, please click here or contact student services on 01553 815271 (King's Lynn campus) or 01945 582561 (Isle campus) or 01223 860701 (Cambridge campus)

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