Level 1 Animal Care

Careers, Not Just Courses


This course introduces you to a range of animal care skills. You will learn about how to feed and look after small animals. You will also get to learn about the animal care industry. This will prepare you for progressing onto higher level courses or into work.

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Key facts

  • Start date: September
  • Duration: A full-time, 1 year course
  • Location: Brooksby
  • Fees: This course is fully funded for all school leavers.
    If you are a mature student, a fee may apply. Please contact us for more information.

Your future

Students who complete this course may wish to progress onto a Level 2 programme.

Entry requirements

1 GCSE at Grade D/3 or above (preferably in English)

If you miss the English and/or Maths requirements of your course, don’t worry – there are options. See our GCSE English and Maths page for more information.


  • Preparing for Work in Animal Care
  • Learning to Work Safely With Animals
  • Caring for Small Animals
  • Caring for Horses
  • Caring for Farm Animals
  • Introduction to Conservation
  • Health and Safety
  • Work Experience**
*Subject to change
**Diploma only

Visit Us

If you like what you’ve seen so far, why not come along to our next Brooksby Campus Open Event?

This is a fantastic way for you to get a feel for what it’s like to be a student at BMC. You will get to meet our industry-expert teaching staff, tour our fantastic facilities and find out everything you need to know about courses at BMC.

For a list of our upcoming events, click here.

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