Throughout the course you will develop an understanding and knowledge of the husbandry, housing care and welfare needs of animals, and gain the skills required to undertake a supervisory level job related to the animal care industry. Moreover, this course will provide you with the confidence and ability to be able to work with others in the industry and provide the highest standards of care and welfare for the animals that they may be responsible for. Upon successful completion of this course, students can apply to join year 2 of the HND Animal Care course.
You will study a wide range of subjects including Small Animal Health and Disease, Animal Welfare, Small Animal Nutrition, Animal Behaviour, Companion Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Companion Animal Handling and First Aid.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
SRUC has a long tradition of welcoming students from outside the UK to study with us, and we find they greatly enhance the learning experience of other students and their unique viewpoint and carried life experiences. International student rules and regulations are set by national governments. For the most up to date guidance, please visit our website - www.sruc.ac.uk/internationalstudents
|A level||DE||Preferably to include a science subject, Maths or English. If Science is not offered at A level, it is a requirement at GCSE level (A-C), or equivalent pass in English (for literacy) and in Maths (for numeracy). Minimum of 1 week of work experience in the industry.|
|Scottish Higher||CC||Preferably to include a science subject, Maths or English. If Science is not offered at Higher level, it is a requirement at National 5 level (A-C), or equivalent pass in English (for literacy) and in Maths (for numeracy). Minimum of 1 week of work experience in the industry.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H4, H4||Preferably to include a science subject, Maths or English. If Science is not offered at the Higher level, it is a requirement at Ordinary level (A-C), or equivalent pass in English (for literacy) and in Maths (for numeracy). Minimum of 1 week of work experience in the industry.|
Additional entry requirements
Applicants should be able to demonstrate in their personal statement a minimum of 1 weeks work experience in the industry.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Achieving at least 5.0 in each component|
For more information on SRUC's English Language requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6950||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6950||Year 1|