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
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