Learning will mainly be through practical hands on sessions.

This qualification will provide learners with the underpinning study skills and introductory vocational knowledge required to progress to further Level 2 study or employment within the area of animal care or other related sectors.


Animal Care - OCNLR Entry Level 3 to Level 2 Certificate/Diploma in Progression

The study programme will be made up of a number of units which may include some of the following:

  • Communication in the Workplace
  • Health & Safety Awareness in a Working Environment
  • Presentation Skills
  • Developing Confidence Working with Animals
  • Care of Animals
  • Farm Animal Health
  • Grooming and Washing Horses
  • Preparing, Cleaning and Maintaining Animal Accommodation

Animal Care - OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Animal Care

The study programme may including some of the following units:

  • Time Management Skills
  • Introduction to Study Skills
  • Care of Animals
  • Principles of Preparing and Maintaining Livestock Accommodation
  • Principles of Preparing for and Monitoring Livestock Outdoors
  • Feedstuffs for Small Animals
  • Preparing, Cleaning and Maintaining Animal Accommodation
  • Assist with Feeding and Watering Horses
  • Maintain the Health of Horses
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Teamwork Skills