HNC Animal Care

Course Content

This course allows learners to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of issues around animal care including: Anatomy, Nutrition, Welfare, Animal Husbandry, Health and Disease, Behaviour and First Aid as well as Ecology. Learners will also develop relevant skills in Academic Research, Communications and Statistics. The course features a large ongoing practical skills development unit.

Entry Requirements

External applicants: 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. Applicants are required to have a minimum of SCQF Level 5 Communications, Numeracy and ICT. References are required for all applicants.

Continuing students: please refer to the conditions set by the department. 

Method of Assessment

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

Future Prospects

2nd Year entry to life science degrees at University of Aberdeen. HND Animal Care. Degrees at other institutions e.g. animal science & vet nursing (check entry requirements). Career prospects: SSPCA, vet practices & zoos.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Arbroath Campus

  • Start Date

    26 Aug 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    34 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Animals, Land & Environment

  • 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

Recruitment is now for Reserve List places only – please contact us if you wish to discuss.

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