In 2019, Year 10 students are starting the new specification BTEC Level 1/2 Animal Care Certificate. This new course includes 4 units with one assessed by an externally set 1 hour examination followed by 3 separate coursework units.
These cover Animal Health (Unit 1),
Animal Handling (Unit 2)
Animal Behaviour (Unit 5)
Animal Housing and accommodation (Unit 4).
Theory work consists of a mixture of taught lessons and independent research along with practical experience cleaning out, approaching, handling and grooming various different animals.
The current Year 11 students follow the Pearson Level 2 Animal Care BTEC Course. This course is internally assessed and externally moderated. The core units cover Animal Accommodation and Bedding and Animal Behaviour. As well as producing a portfolio of evidence students need to participate in farm visits which involve cleaning out and handling a variety of animals.
For more information please contact Mr Gordon.