Animal Care - HNC (19 Aug 2024 - 13 Jun 2025)

You will study topics including Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Companion Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Companion Animal Handling and First Aid, Small Animal Health and Disease, and Small Animal Nutrition.

Provider

Borders College, Newtown St Boswells
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This course is available on the Borders College website.

Description

You will study topics including Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Companion Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Companion Animal Handling and First Aid, Small Animal Health and Disease, and Small Animal Nutrition. In practical classes you will undertake routine health care, feeding and handling techniques with a range of small animals.Core Skills for working in the land-based industry may be a timetabled part of this course.Please read the Important Notice at www.borderscollege.ac.uk/uni

Qualifications

HNC in Animal Care at SCQF Level 7

Delivery

Full-time 36 week course, 2 days per week in College , 1 or 2 days per week on placement ,

Location

Newtown St Boswells Campus

Entry requirements

Internal applicants: Must have excelled in NC Animal Care, and demonstrate a strong passion for Animal Care and an ability to study at SCQF level 7. External applicants: Two Highers (or equivalent) in 'academic' subjects at grade C or above (ideally one science subject). Applicants with an NC from another college will be subject to an Animal Care skills test.

Progression opportunities

Successful students showing a high degree of motivation may apply to higher education to study veterinary nursing or zoology. Examples of possible employment opportunities include careers with SSPCA, boarding establishments, managing animal related businesses or working in a veterinary practice.

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About Borders College

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Whether you are a school leaver, returning to learning or striving to improve your skills and knowledge in the workplace, Borders College can help you achieve your goals and realise your potential.

Borders College is located in the Scottish Borders and offers a wide range of courses, from an introductory level through to advanced courses at Higher National level. They include a full range of apprenticeships courses, from modern apprenticeships to foundation apprenticeships. We also provide a large number of industry-based training courses for businesses throughout Scotland.

Courses are available to study full-time or part-time, during the day or in the evenings and at a variety of locations, depending on the needs of our students.

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