SRUC Scotland's Rural College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Scottish Qualifications Authority trading as SQA

Animal Care

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Course summary

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.

Course details

Modules

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.

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

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

International applicants

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


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
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

Other

Applicants should be able to demonstrate in their personal statement a minimum of 1 weeks work experience in the industry.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Achieving at least 5.0 in each component

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6950 Year 1
Wales £6950 Year 1
Channel Islands £6950 Year 1
EU £1285 Year 1
Scotland £1285 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Scottish and EU students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Students from the rest of the UK can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loan Company.
Animal Care at SRUC Scotland's Rural College - UCAS