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Animal Care Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Duchy College Rosewarne, Duchy College Stoke Climsland


If you are interested in working with animals and are considering working in this rewarding and varied industry, the Level 1 Land-based Operations course is for you. As you study you will learn, develop and practice skills required for employment and/or career progression in the Land-based sector and gain valuable transferable skills. Throughout the course you will be challenged, but the team of dedicated tutors will support you every step of the way to explore where you might want your career path to take you. The Level 1 Diploma also offers the opportunity to improve on your GCSE grades in Maths and English if you want to gain a higher grade. This could assist you to progress onto a Level 2 programme or Apprenticeship. At Duchy College, Rosewarne. The Animal Care Unit is a wonderful learning environment and offers practical and theory sessions which are taught using the on-site facilities which are truly amazing. You will work in groups and complete practical tasks, under supervision, working on the College Campus with the wide range of animals in the Animal Unit. The animals you will be working with range from Large animals (Goats, Donkeys, pigs etc), Small animals (Rabbits, Guinea pigs, Chinchillas, Degus, Hamsters, Mice etc), Birds (Finches, Parakeets, Quails etc) and Exotics including (Reptiles, Amphibians and fish) so you can see there is literally something for everyone. You will also have the opportunity to learn about growing food plants, making use of the College’s diverse facilities. At Duchy College Stoke Climsland We have a large range of animals at the college including rabbits and guinea pigs, goats, pigs, and rodents. We also have snakes, lizards, amphibians as well as fish. Alongside practical lessons your theory lessons in the classroom will include Health and Safety, preparing to work in Land-based industry, assist with the health and well-being of animals, introduction to wildlife and conservation, assist with feeding and watering animals, assist with the preparation and maintenance of animal accommodation and assist with the handling and restraint of animals. All units are designed to give you the basic skills needed to care for a range of animals. Our animal care unit has been built to provide an environment for students to be able to learn the basics of animal care replicating industry standards. Our lecturers have background knowledge and experience in the animal care industry and are passionate about sharing this with students. During the course there will be guest speakers to share their knowledge and experience to enhance your learning and personal development. You will also have the opportunity to visit some animal establishments to see how your learning can be put into practice in the world of work.

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Animal Care Certificate

Level 2 • Full-time • Duchy College Rosewarne, Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This Level 2 Animal Care course is available both Duchy college campuses, which are each home to a large variety of animals. The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care is about preparing you for any career with animals. Whether going into further study, wanting to become a pet shop assistant, a zoo keeper or work in rescue centres, this course sets you up for a career in the animal industry. Caring for animals can be an extremely fulfilling and rewarding career. From working in kennels and catteries to pet shops, rescue centres or sanctuaries, there is a wide range of careers available on successful completion of your course. With access to animal collections on campus you will gain the practical training you need to pursue a career in this exciting industry. This is a one year course than runs from September to July. It is run over 4 days at college and 1 day at a work experience placement to gain at all important experience. This course uses a balance of theory and practice to help you develop the skills and knowhow to confidently work with animals’ great and small. You will cover a broad range of topics that cater for all animals from small to large mammals, to birds, reptiles, fish and amphibians. You will learn how to maintain animal health and welfare, how to care for feeding and accommodation routines. You will explore animal behaviour and correct handling techniques, along with ensuring Health & Safety is paramount in the Animal and Land based industries. You will learn about how to care for exotics animals and how animals’ biological systems work. You will also get to choose between either Introduction to Caring for Horses or Livestock. You will trial both units before deciding which you would like to develop further. You will study a combination of theory and practical work, and can expect to spend time both at college and in a work experience placement of your choice. You will also have the opportunity to go on field trips to local zoos, wildlife parks and animal sanctuaries. You will need to purchase PPE to wear during your practical sessions. More information about what PPE will be required will be provided upon application.

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Work-based Animal Care Award

Level 1 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


The City and Guilds Level 1 Award in Work-based Animal Care is a programme of work-based training and assessment, leading to a nationally-recognised qualification. It aims to meet the needs of learners who work, or want to work, in the animal care sector. It allow learners to learn, develop, and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the animal care sector. Please note: It may be possible for you to recieve funding for this course - please contact us for further details. This course is for adults aged 19+.

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FdSc Animal Health & Management

Level 5 • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Gain a sound understanding of issues surrounding animal health, disease, behaviour, welfare and the management of animal collections. Making use of our excellent practical facilities and links with Dartmoor Zoological Park and various charitable organisations across Cornwall and Devon, we can ensure that you have excellent access to hands-on experience and the benefit of up-to-date knowledge. Aspects of animal health and management are studied through a range of inter-related modules, giving you a solid grounding in this specialist area. Study tours in Year 1 and Year 2 will allow you to further your knowledge and experiences both nationally and internationally. You will have amazing opportunities to develop your knowledge of health, welfare and husbandry, and to work with a wide range of species within our Animal Management Centres at our Bicton College. You will have access to our Equine Yard. Links with Dartmoor Zoological Park have developed in the past few years and there are sound opportunities for you to broaden your experiences to a wider range of exotic species, including big cats, wolves, monkeys, capybara, tapirs and wallabies.We also work closely with a number of other animal organisations strengthening our links within the industry. Assessment will be via a range of written assignments and practical assessments, reports, in-class tests, formal examinations, presentations and group discussions. You will compile a portfolio of skills developed during practical sessions.

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An introduction to dog training

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course is designed to provide knowledge about suitable training techniques for dog owners or those who simply wish to learn about training dogs. Understanding how dogs think, learn and act is integral to good training. This course will provide you with a grounding in basic training, exploring how dogs communicate to enable better trained dogs. Furthering your training knowledge will ensure that dogs are better trained and therefore happier and ultimately improving human-dog relationships. Often issues are founded in miscommunication, this course will aid you in recognising where such issues may arise and how you might prevent them. Please note: this course is a theoretical course covering dog behaviour and will not require you to bring your dogs along on the day This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

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Equine First Aid

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course is suitable for horse owners wishing to learn about applying first aid to their horse. Students will learn how to assess basic health, and recognise when the horse is in poor-health: covering signs and symptoms, TPR (temperature, pulse and respiration), wounds, common ailments, lumps and bumps, and what to have in your vet kit. If you are unsure how to recognise the signs of illness or what to do while awaiting a vet, then this course is suitable for you. Please ensure that you come wearing suitable clothing and yard footwear. Please also bring a riding hat and gloves for handling horses. This course is not suitable for complete novices- you must have some experience of handling horses to participate. Please note: This course is for adults aged 19+ only and will run from 09:00-16:00.

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An Introduction to Setting Up Your Own Pet Business

No Qualification • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course is designed to provide knowledge about setting up your own small business, particularly if you are planning to set up a dog walking or pet sitting business. There are many aspects that you will need to be aware of if you are considering setting up your own business, many are integral to the success of the business, others may cause you a headache down the line if you have missed them. This course will cover the basics of setting up and running your own small business for success. Please note: This course is for adults 19+ only The course will run from 09:00am – 16:00pm.

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BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Health Level 6

Level 6 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This programme provides progression for graduates of the FdSc in Veterinary Nursing or Animal Health and Management, or equivalent programmes. It is a contemporary and relevant Level 6 qualification, run over one year for full time students or two years for part time students, based mainly at our Stoke Climsland campus. The programme incorporates a range of core and optional modules which ensure relevance for students who intend to work in any part of the animal health or veterinary industry. In addition, some option strands will be primarily aimed at Veterinary Nursing graduates, enabling them to develop specialist areas of interest and facilitate progression within practice. You will explore current issues in the industry and are encouraged to investigate areas of your interest. An Honours Project is completed as part of the year. The modules are closely linked to industry and students will be encouraged to support their learning with appropriate work experience. Graduates of this programme will be at the forefront of an ever changing world, where animal welfare is increasingly seen as paramount, and will be able to make a real and meaningful impact in this area. Download BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Health (Top Up) Programme Specification (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BSc-Hons-Applied-Animal-Health-Top-Up-Programme-Specification-2021-22.pdf Download BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Health (Top Up) Module Appendix Handbook (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BSc-Hons-Applied-Animal-Health-Top-Up-Module-Appendix-Handbook-2021-22.pdf

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FdSc Animal Health & Management

Level 5 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Gain a sound understanding of issues surrounding animal health, disease, behaviour, welfare and the management of animal collections. Making use of our excellent practical facilities and links with Dartmoor Zoological Park and various charitable organisations across Cornwall and Devon, we can ensure that you have excellent access to hands-on experience and the benefit of up-to-date knowledge. Aspects of animal health and management are studied through a range of inter-related modules, giving you a solid grounding in this specialist area. Study tours in Year 1 and Year 2 will allow you to further your knowledge and experiences both nationally and internationally. You will have amazing opportunities to develop your knowledge of health, welfare and husbandry, and to work with a wide range of species within our Animal Management Centres at our Bicton College. You will have access to our Equine Yard. Links with Dartmoor Zoological Park have developed in the past few years and there are sound opportunities for you to broaden your experiences to a wider range of exotic species, including big cats, wolves, monkeys, capybara, tapirs and wallabies.We also work closely with a number of other animal organisations strengthening our links within the industry. This course is also available with Science Gateway, perfect for you if you would like to study any of the science-based Foundation Degrees (FdSc) we offer, but don’t have the right qualifications or grades to do so. Download FdSc Animal Health and Management Programme Specification (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/FdSc-Animal-Health-and-Management-Programme-Specification-2021-22.pdf Download FdSc Animal Health and Management Module Appendix Handbook (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/FdSc-Animal-Health-and-Management-Module-Appendix-Handbook-2021-22.pdf

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BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Health Level 6

Level 6 • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This programme provides progression for graduates of the FdSc in Veterinary Nursing or Animal Health and Management, or equivalent programmes. It is a contemporary and relevant Level 6 qualification, run over one year for full time students or two years for part time students, based mainly at our Stoke Climsland campus. The programme incorporates a range of core and optional modules which ensure relevance for students who intend to work in any part of the animal health or veterinary industry. In addition, some option strands will be primarily aimed at Veterinary Nursing graduates, enabling them to develop specialist areas of interest and facilitate progression within practice. You will explore current issues in the industry and are encouraged to investigate areas of your interest. An Honours Project is completed as part of the year. The modules are closely linked to industry and students will be encouraged to support their learning with appropriate work experience. Graduates of this programme will be at the forefront of an ever changing world, where animal welfare is increasingly seen as paramount, and will be able to make a real and meaningful impact in this area. Download BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Health (Top Up) Programme Specification (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BSc-Hons-Applied-Animal-Health-Top-Up-Programme-Specification-2021-22.pdf Download BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Health (Top Up) Module Appendix Handbook (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BSc-Hons-Applied-Animal-Health-Top-Up-Module-Appendix-Handbook-2021-22.pdf

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Animal Care Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Bicton College


Learn the basic skills to start your career working with animals on our Level 1 Animal Care course. If your GCSEs were not what you expected, this course is an ideal starting point in order to progress onto Level 2. You will learn the basic skills and knowledge associated with animal care working with a wide range of animals including: feeding, cleaning and exercising and general care. Our campuses are also home to a large variety of animals which include bearded dragons, snakes, pigs, tortoises, rats, rabbits, donkeys, poultry and cattle. Caring for animals can be an extremely fulfilling and rewarding career. From working in kennels and catteries to pet shops, rescue centres or sanctuaries, there is a wide range of careers available on successful completion of your course. With access to animal collections on campus you will gain the practical training you need to pursue a career in this exciting industry.

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Animal Care Certificate

Level 2 • Full-time • Bicton College


If you ask anyone why they want to study animals, the chances are that it is because they love them and want to work with them! If this is you, then this course could be the ideal first step into your career in the animal care industry. Our specially designed animal husbandry school is set in the beautiful grounds of Bicton, boasting an impressive collection of animals, with over 150 different species. This course gives you experience and confidence with working with a range of domestic and exotic species, you will get to study and work alongside an array of animals from lemurs and coatis, to llamas and snakes. Health checking, nutrition, preparing accommodation and even dissections are just some of the essential skills you will learn as you progress through this one year course. As a level 2 Course, it is ideal should your GCSE results not be what you expected, or if you prefer a course with a mixture of assignments, practical and exam based assessments. This is also the best option for progressing onto the level 3 course. You will be learning from our experienced lecturers and technical staff, who have worked in the industry before and can pass on the skills to help you pursue your career in the animal care industry. Caring for animals is an extremely fulfilling and rewarding career. From working in kennels and catteries, pet shops or rescue centres, there are a wide range of careers available on completion of this course. As part of your course, you will be required to carry out work experience in an animal care establishment of your choice, giving you ‘real life’ experience of what it takes to work in the industry, as well as being able to enjoy visits to local zoos and wildlife parks.

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BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology and Conservation

Level 6 • Full-time • Cornwall College Newquay


This degree equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge to work within the field of conservation. There is an emphasis on practical application using both national and international examples, and utilising field specialists within the institute and externally as guest speakers to discuss current issues and research in conservation. Modules cover a range of subjects from anatomy and physiology to specific animal behaviour and population management. A range of optional modules in the second and third years allows you to personalise your degree programme. The programme is delivered at Cornwall College Newquay with a range of lectures, workshops, seminars, laboratory and field-based practical sessions. There will be some modules taught in situ utilising the surrounding environment, for example habitat and wildlife surveys within the first year Fieldwork module. These will involve a mix of day or residential field trips to develop and apply survey techniques in the field.

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BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology & Conservation (including sandwich year)

Level 6 • Full-time • Cornwall College Newquay


The BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology and Conservation is a full-time four year programme designed to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to work within the field of conservation. Modules cover a range of subjects from anatomy and physiology to behaviour and population/habitat management. There is an emphasis on practical application using both national and international examples, and utilising field specialists within the institute and externally as guest speakers to discuss current issues and research in zoological conservation. The placement year will take place between years 2 and 3, requiring a total of 26 weeks on placement with either a single or multiple relevant employers/organisations. During the placement year you will need to conduct an independent research project and will be supported in the lead up to the placement and throughout by a placement year supervisor. The research conducted as part of the placement year project cannot be used for the Honours Project in Year 3. Download BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology & Conservation Programme Specification (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BSc-Hons-Applied-Zoology-Conservation-Programme-Specification-2021-22.pdf

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BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology (Top up)

Level 6 • Part-time • Cornwall College Newquay


This top up programme is designed for foundation degree graduates wishing to progress to an honours degree. The programme will further develop skills of scientific analysis, communication and evaluation. You will gain an understanding of applied zoology which will enhance your opportunities for employment or postgraduate study. Optional modules focus on a number of topics including: the conservation and monitoring of wild terrestrial and aquatic animals; mapping techniques using geographic information systems (GIS); developing ways in which to communicate ideas and messages about conservation issues to wider society; and evaluating the impacts of animal disease. You will be given training to help develop your analytical and research skills in preparation for the Honours Project, where you explore an area of interest in greater depth. Through our close connection to a number of conservation and animal welfare organisations, this programme will extend your knowledge of animal biology beyond foundation degree level, with the emphasis of your studies chosen by you. The programme will apply knowledge in these fields, particularly in South West England, but also internationally. There will also be some formative assessment by mini in-class tests, presentations and group work. Opportunities also exist to enhance your skills and experience via attending one of the optional residential international field trips to Borneo, South Africa or Honduras (subject to additional fee and availability) Download BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology (Top up) Programme Specification (2021-22) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BSc-Hons-Applied-Zoology-Top-up-Programme-Specification-2021-22.pdf

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BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology (Top up)

Level 6 • Full-time • Cornwall College Newquay


This 1 year top up programme is designed for foundation degree graduates wishing to progress to an honours degree. The programme will further develop skills of scientific analysis, communication and evaluation. You will gain an understanding of applied zoology which will enhance your opportunities for employment or postgraduate study. Optional modules focus on a number of topics including: the conservation and monitoring of wild terrestrial and aquatic animals; mapping techniques using geographic information systems (GIS); developing ways in which to communicate ideas and messages about conservation issues to wider society; and evaluating the impacts of animal disease. You will be given training to help develop your analytical and research skills in preparation for the Honours Project, where you explore an area of interest in greater depth. Through our close connection to a number of conservation and animal welfare organisations, this programme will extend your knowledge of animal biology beyond foundation degree level, with the emphasis of your studies chosen by you. The programme will apply knowledge in these fields, particularly in South West England, but also internationally. There will also be some formative assessment by mini in-class tests, presentations and group work. Opportunities also exist to enhance your skills and experience via attending one of the optional residential international field trips to Borneo, South Africa or Honduras (subject to additional fee and availability)

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FdSc Zoology with Ecology and Conservation

Level 5 • Full-time • Cornwall College Newquay


Globally we are thinking more than ever about our natural world, the world has moved on from the traditional thinking of zoology, where habitats and species exist in almost isolated units, to more progressive thinking of ecosystems operating with both animal and habitat reliant on the other. This course is designed for those students that want to progress into employment within ecology and conservation - whether it is working as an ecologist on conservation programmes in the UK or abroad or working in Ecological Consultancy. The first stage sets students with the basics in ecological theory, survey techniques, statistics and scientific report writing. Stage two allows the students to follow one of two pathways, either specialising more on UK-based conservation and ecology or taking a more global conservation focus, with the optional modules of One Plan Conservation and Global Conservation Issues.

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FdSc Zoology with Ecology and Conservation

Level 5 • Part-time • Cornwall College Newquay


Globally we are thinking more than ever about our natural world, the world has moved on from the traditional thinking of zoology, where habitats and species exist in almost isolated units, to more progressive thinking of ecosystems operating with both animal and habitat reliant on the other. This course is designed for those students that want to progress into employment within ecology and conservation - whether it is working as an ecologist on conservation programmes in the UK or abroad or working in Ecological Consultancy. The first stage sets students with the basics in ecological theory, survey techniques, statistics and scientific report writing. Stage two allows the students to follow one of two pathways, either specialising more on UK-based conservation and ecology or taking a more global conservation focus, with the optional modules of One Plan Conservation and Global Conservation Issues.

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Dog Training and Husbandry Award Level 2

Level 2 • Part-time • Bicton College


This course will be run over 7 days (Fridays for 7 weeks) and learners will need to build a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their understanding of the topics covered. There will be both written and practical elements, and learners may be required to complete some work at home. This course would be suitable for pet owners, as well as those that work within the canine industry and could be funded depending on personal circumstances.

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An Introduction to Chicken Husbandry

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


Keeping chickens has become a popular past time for many people, particularly over the last year as more time is spent at home. This course is great if you have recently bought some chickens or are thinking about buying some, or perhaps you would just like to learn about keeping your chickens. You will learn how to choose the right type of chicken for your requirements, how to look after them ensuring their needs are met and they have good welfare and what type of environment they should be kept in. This course will run from 09:30-16:00 This course is for those who are 19+ and who would like to learn the basics of keeping chickens.

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Keeper and Aquarist

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College Newquay


Cornwall College work in partnership with Newquay Zoo and Blue Reef Aquarium to deliver this standard in an applied setting. With four block weeks across the quiet business times of the two years and weekly online lectures, we have developed a programme with flexibility and the authentic feel of vocational study. Our programme managers and apprenticeship advisors ensure that the employer and apprentice are guided and catered to across the programme. Learning hours also include the incorporation of tutorials and check-ins on work progress on this programme, ensuring that the employer and apprentice are on-track to achieve their targets. Call us now to speak with a member of our team and attend our next information event on this standard.

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