This course teaches the students which animals make good pets, gives them an understanding of how to handle a pet and helps them to identify the necessary equipment to care for a pet. Students will learn to identify how to keep a pet safe and recognise signs of stress and ill-health. This course gives learners an insight into the variety of work and study opportunities available in animal care.
The learner will have the opportunity to learn how to handle and care for an animal. They will visit and work with local people like a dog groomer, a dog walker, rescue centres and animal sanctuaries. This practical course aims to teach the young people how to recognise an unhealthy pet and gain a good understanding of what is involved in pet care and welfare.
Term 1: Intro to Animal Behaviour and Handling: Understand normal and abnormal behaviour in animals. Be able to monitor a range of animals. Be able to handle and restrain animals safely.
Term 2: Animal Health and Welfare: Be able to monitor and maintain the health and wellbeing of animals. Know how to promote and maintain the welfare of animals. Know the common diseases and disorders, their preventions and treatments. Know the practices and principles of first aid.
Term 3: Pet Care Work with a dog trainer and participate in basic dog training. Visit and work with a dog groomer. Become involved in exercising a group of dogs. Visit stables and farms to help out. Visit and support local rescue centres and animal sanctuaries. Learn about the development and learning cycle of animals and the welfare reforms act.
All learners must have had a Tetanus injection to work with the animals, suitable outdoor clothing and adult consent.
Animal Care 3
Introduction to Alcohol Awareness 3
Introduction to Drug Awareness 3
Personal Development 3
Using Teamwork Skills 3