If you love animals then working with them can be a really enjoyable way to spend your day. At Nacro you will learn about the practical side of looking after domestic and farm animals. You can also learn about their nutrition and biology. It’s all really hands on so you’ll have lots of experience to rely on when you start work.

Age groups

14-16, 16-18

What courses can I choose?

CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
Animal Care1 & 2Certificate, extended certificate or diplomaCity & Guilds

What will I learn?

  • Feeding, handling and grooming
  • Housing animals
  • Understanding animal health and welfare
  • Animal biology
  • Care of farm animals
  • Animal nutrition

What qualification will I have?

Depending on which course you take, you’ll have a certificate, an extended certificate or a diploma.

How do I complete the course?

You’ll be assessed through practical skills and assignments.

What can I do next?

With your qualification, you could apply for jobs including:

  • farm worker
  • horse groom
  • kennel worker
  • pet shop assistant
  • cattery assistant
  • dog groomer

Alternatively you can take a related course at a higher level.