Animal Care: New Horizons!

We have great news to share with you! We have a wonderful opportunity for Post-16 Students in Swale who would like to gain a qualification in Practical Farm Animal Care Skills! We already run this course in Ashford and are now able to widen its field into Swale.

Down on the farm

Starting in September you will be part of a small class of students working together on a farm. If you are interested in Animal Care and want a practical, project based course then this is the one for you! We specialise in small classes and focus on practical and interactive learning. We work with students who have Education & Health Care plans (up to age 25), and those who find traditional large colleges are not for them. We incorporate Maths and English qualifications within our projects as well as employability skills and work experience.

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in joining us! Contact for more information

The Qualification

This qualification from ABC, provides a practical introduction. Learners will gain work-related skills in the area of farm animal care, gain insight into core activities within the sector, and prepare for further training. Learners will complete this qualification with a concrete understanding of the following:

  • How to assist with the care of animals, including relevant animal welfare legislation, minimising stress and injury to the animals, and keeping people and animals safe whilst working
  • The principles of animal care, including monitoring the health of animals, providing feed and water, and workplace health and safety requirements
  • Optional units include: Principles of Basic Preparation and Operation of a Tractor, Weigh Farm Animals, Promote and Maintain the Health and Well-Being of Animals, and more

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