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Animal Management courses

Our animal courses run from entry to level 3. All courses are very practical and have a variety of assessment opportunities for the candidate. We are able to bring the animals to a venue suitable for your cohort of learners or we can run the courses from our smallholding in Gnosall.

Entry Level Awards

  • Be able to follow relevant health and safety rules when handling animals. Follow general health and safety rules when handling animals. Use personal protective equipment when handling animals. Use tools and equipment when handling animals.
  •  Know how to deal with animal behaviour. Give an example of a way in which animals can express themselves. Identify acceptable ways of dealing with different animal behaviour. Give an example of a way in which human behaviour can affect animals.
  •  Be able to handle animals. Handle animals in a way which promotes well-being of self and animals. Refer problems in handling animals to an appropriate person.

Animal Management Level 1

Be able to assist with monitoring and caring for the health and well-being of animals. Caring for the health and well-being of animals.  Feed animals in accordance with instructions. Provide animals with the necessary opportunity to display natural behaviour, e.g. appearance, posture and movement, behaviour, bodily functions, social interaction. Monitor and report physical condition, behaviour and the general health and well-being of animals clearly and accurately to others.  

Animal Management Level 2

  • Be able to prepare feed for animals. Use correct personal hygiene procedures before and after preparing animal feed. Prepare the correct amount of animal feed according to feeding plans in a way that minimises wastage. Describe three situations in which animals may have specific nutritional needs.
  •  Select appropriate materials and equipment for this area of work. Use the appropriate equipment and utensils in a hygienic way consistent with legal and organisational requirements. Prepare, maintain and store materials and equipment in a safe, hygienic and effective condition.

Level 3 Award in Small Animal Care and Welfare

  • Explain what Animal First Aid is. Give reasons why first aid is important to ensure the health and welfare of an animal. Outline who can perform First Aid on animals in emergency situations. Outline situations when a vet should be called. Treat animals according to relevant legislation. Minimise any likelihood of stress and injury to the animals. Optimise the health and well-being of animals during their work.
  •  Understand the Classification of Emergencies. Explain the main classifications of emergency. Outline emergency situations within each classification.
  •  Understand the examination of an injured animal. Identify the processes of examining an injured animal. List areas to look at during the examination.