HNC Animal Care

Course Content

This course allows learners to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of issues around animal care including: Biology; Welfare; Health and Disease; and Behaviour and First Aid. Learners will also develop relevant skills in academic research, communications and ICT. The course features a large ongoing practical skills development unit.

Entry Requirements

Progressing learners: please refer to conditions set by department. New students: a minimum of two Highers (or equivalent) in academic subjects at grade C (ideally one science subject). Applicants with an NC from another college will be considered with a satisfactory reference (including attendance) from their previous college. References are required for all applicants.

Method of Assessment

This course is a mixture of written assessments, practical assessments, reports and a Graded Unit examination.

Future Prospects

Potential entry to HND Animal Care or degrees including animal science and vet nursing. Career prospects include SSPCA, dog wardens, vet practices and zoos. Learners should check entry requirements for university courses.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Arbroath Campus

  • Start Date

    21 Sep 2020

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Animal Care

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page