City & Guilds Award / Certificate in Skills for Working Life Entry Level 2
City & Guilds Award / Certificate in Skills for Working Life Entry Level 3
 City and Guilds Certificate in Land Based Skills Level 1

Course information

Students on this course look after the livestock, poultry and small animals in the college animal care units. Students are responsible for the feeding, watering and mucking-out of all the animals.

The small animal care unit houses guinea pigs, rabbits, gerbils, cockatiels, budgies and more. In the poultry unit, students look after a range of rare breed chickens, some of which we have hatched and reared at Petty Pool. The eggs that our chickens produce are used in Independent Living sessions. We also have a goat farm, where the animals are bred from birth each year and sold at market. Our most recent additions to the farm are two miniature Shetland ponies.

As part of the study programme, all learners undertake work placements.The Animal Care group works at Tatton Park Farm, Paw Pad Doggy Day Care & Grooming and Sandy Lane Equestrian Centre. In addition to this, students have worked with the RSPCA to help release foxes into the wild, and a range of projects with the Forestry Commission.

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