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Animal Care

Head of Department: Mr R Beaumont

Years 10 & 11

Course Content

The BTEC in animal care consists of two compulsory unit and two optional units.

  • Animal Health – Compulsory  external examination
  • Animal Handling – Compulsory  internal coursework module
  • Animal Welfare – Optional internal coursework module
  • Principles of Animal Behaviour— Optional internal coursework module


Homework will be around 1hr per week when working on their BTEC assignments.


No specialist equipment required. Just standard; pen, pencil, ruler and calculator.


  • Visits by learners to local workplaces linked to animal care
  • Inviting relevant experts or contacts to come to speak to the learners about their involvement in animal care and welfare at different levels and in different ways
  • Arranging visits to employers in animal care