The Animal Care Accredited Short Course can accredit between 10 and 60 hours of learners activities and involvement in caring for all types of animals. This could range from looking after domestic pets at home, to working with farm animals and wildlife in the community, to finding out about more exotic species at zoos and wildlife centres.
Who is this course for?
Young people of all abilities, mainly aged between 13 and 19 (as well as adults and younger learners, where appropriate).
Because Short Courses are multi-level, the focus is on completing challenges and skills development according to individual ability, rather than attainment at a specific level. The course is designed to help you develop and demonstrate an understanding of Animal Care issues.
The Animal Care Accreditation Short Course is split into seven modules, each containing activities based around a different aspect of animal care.:
1. Animal Investigation
2. Safety around Animals
3. Looking after Animals
4. Animals in Trouble
5. Animals in the Media
6. Animals and the Law
7. Careers in Working with Animals
The course aims to help you develop and demonstrate a range of skills through your Animal Care activities and studies.
This hands-on accreditation course allows you to gain credit for what you have learnt from a wide variety of activities both inside and outside formal education.
There are 10 GLH per module. For every 10 hours, you are awarded 1 credit. These credits can contribute towards other programmes and qualifications.
The Animal Care Short Course can lead to: