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Animal Care and Management T Level (Technical Qualification) Level 3 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start in September and will run for two years.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 5 or above including English, Maths and Science.

You will achieve

You will achieve a Level 3 Animal Care and Management T Level.

Course overview

T Levels are courses for 16 to 18 year olds that are studied at the same level as doing A Levels. They are for young people who prefer a more technical education when they come to College, rather than following a purely academic pathway, or a work-based apprenticeship.

T Levels provide a mixture of:

  • Technical knowledge and practical skills specific to the student’s chosen industry or occupation.
  • An industry placement of at least 45 days in their chosen industry or occupation.
  • Relevant Maths, English and digital skills.
  • Common workplace skills.

Students who achieve a T Level will get a nationally recognised certificate which employers will use as evidence in their recruitment.

T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom or workshop-based learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience.

Please visit our T Level page for more information.

Course content

This course is ideal for you if you wish to pursue a career in the Animal Care industry. The purpose of the T Level is to ensure you have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into skilled employment, higher-level technical training or a university programme within the sector.

You will develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector.

Core Topics include:

  • Sustainability
  • Ethics
  • Business Management
  • Health and Safety
  • Customer Care

Specialism Modules will cover:

  • Animal Biology
  • Health and Disease
  • Nutrition and Feeding
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Animal Training
  • Animal Welfare

Over the two years, you will be required to complete three exams, an employer set project and a synoptic assessment.

In addition, you must complete an industry placement, lasting a minimum of 315 hours.

All students on landbased programmes are required to wear standard uniform and also PPE for practical work in the form of steel toe capped boots and overalls.

Wigfield Farm
Haverlands Lane
S70 5NQ

Upon completion, you could progress to the following:

  • Employment
  • Higher Education
  • Degree Apprenticeship

See what careers are available in the Animal Management and Horticulture sectors. Use our online careers tool, Career Coach, to find out what your next steps could be.

How much does the course cost?

Full-time College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Animal Care and Management T Level (Technical Qualification) Level 3 Full-time

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