This course would suit you if you are interested in working with animals but don't have any previous experience.

What will I study?

This is an exciting and practical course for young people that can lead to great job satisfaction and create opportunities for an exciting career.

The course is very practical with time spent developing skills and techniques in all aspects of animal welfare and well being.  You will also increase your knowledge as you build up a portfolio of evidence for your Diploma. 

Study Programme is also available in Land based operations where you will learn practical skills and knowledge in aspects of animal care, gardening, farming, and environmental conservation

What are the units I will study?
  • Care of animals
  • Animal accommodation
  • Health and Safety
  • Animal handling
  • Animal feeds
  • Moving animals
What qualification will I gain?

Level 1 Diploma in Animal Care

Functional Skills in Maths and English

Employability Skills

How will I be assessed?

You dedicated tutor will visit you frequently at your workplace. They will watch you working and help you to build a portfolio of evidence.

What is the entry process?

Apply online now or our Foundation Team on 01332 216640

What are the entry requirements?

This qualification is ideal for those ages 16 to 19 with no previous experience.

What can I do after this training course?

An intermidiate Apprenticeship in Animal Care

Got a question about this course?

Please call Hannah Taylor on 01332 216640

We make every effort to ensure this course information is accurate, however, we reserve the right to make alterations.

Daniel Day

"I've now got confidence, skills and a better understanding of looking after animals."


We offer a wide range of NPTC and short courses at DART Training, including PA1, PA2 and PA6 spraying courses, animal transportation, chainsaw, tractor driving and more.