NC Animal Care (SCQF Level 5)

Course Content

This course establishes the principles of a wide range of animal care subjects including healthcare and husbandry. The course develops knowledge in specialist areas such as anatomy, parasitology and exotic pets and is delivered with a balance of practical and theoretical classes.

Entry Requirements

Progressing learners: please refer to conditions set by department. New applicants: two National 5s at grade C or above plus one National 4 in academic subjects (or equivalent qualifications). Learners will be required to work with a wide variety of small animals (including rodents, reptiles and birds). Successful applicants will be required to provide academic and attendance references.

Method of Assessment

This course is a mixture of written and practical assessments, reports and an e-portfolio.

Future Prospects

Some learners move directly into employment including boarding kennels, SSPCA, Guide Dogs, pet shops and veterinary practices. Learners may apply to progress to Zoo Animal Behaviour and Welfare or HNC Animal Care.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Arbroath Campus

  • Start Date

    13 Sep 2021

  • 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