Animal Care - NC


26 Aug 2024


13 Jun 2025

You will study topics including Practical Animal Feeding, Maintaining Animal Accommodation, Maintaining Animal Health, Handling and Care of Small Animals (including birds, fish and reptiles) and Core Skills. In practical classes you will undertake routine health care, feeding and handling techniques with a range of small animals.This course will give learners an understanding of animal breeds and grooming, allowing the individual the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

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NC in Animal Care at SCQF Level 5


Full-time 36 week course, 3 days per week in College , 1 or 2 days per week on placement ,


Newtown St Boswells Campus

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Entry requirements

Candidates should show enthusiasm and a genuine interest in a career with animals.A minimum of 4 National 4 passes including 1 pass at National 5 (A-C grade).

Progression opportunities

Successful students showing a high degree of motivation may progress to the HNC Animal Care course at Borders College. Examples of possible employment opportunities include Care Assistant working in boarding establishments and pet shops or SSPCA Assistant


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