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Animal Care HNC

Level: SCQF 7

UCAS Code: 4J25

Available at these campuses: Barony, Elmwood, Oatridge

About the Course

Animal Care HNCThis full-time course is suitable for anyone who has a serious interest in the care and welfare of animals and wishes to develop their understanding and skills in this area.

The HNC Animal Care course is designed to prepare participants for employment at supervisory level jobs related to the animal care industry.

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.

Course Duration: 1 year when studied full-time



Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold a minimum of 2 Scottish Highers (CC)/A-Levels (DE). If science is not offered at Higher/A level, it is a requirement at Standard/N5/GCSE level. 1 week of related work experience is required.

Course Content

Throughout the course you will develop:

  • An understanding and knowledge of the husbandry, housing care and welfare needs of animals.
  • The skills required to undertake a supervisory level job related to the animal care industry.
  • The confidence and ability to be able to work with others in the industry and provide the highest standards of care and welfare for animals you may be responsible for.