HNC Animal Care - Full Time
Who is this course aimed at?
This course aims to give you a deeper understanding of animal care and associated industries. It will take you to a level where there are many interesting job opportunities. The excellent level of training offered on this course means the HNC Animal Care is well respected amongst many employers as well as universities. If you are unable to attend on a full-time basis the College can offer part-time study, over two years. For those of you who just wish to brush up on particular skills, it may be possible to undertake individual units. Entry on to the programme will be based on an interview, your existing qualifications and a demonstration of written communication skills as well as evidence of your own motivation and enthusiasm for the course. Final selection will be based on the tutor’s judgement of your suitability for the programme.
What entry requirements will I need?
For Progressing Students: Successful completion of all 16 NC Animal Care units including a high pass mark in the end of unit assessments and a pass in communications, numeracy and IT at SCQF Level 5 Intermediate 2) or above. Students must have an excellent record of attendance. Additional requirements will be detailed on your college notice board. For New students: Due to the scientific nature of many of the course units, new students should have two Highers (or equivalent) in academic subjects’ at grade C or above (ideally one of which, should be in a science subject). Students without the required qualifications may wish to consider beginning at NC Level and working towards the HNC course. Students who have already completed the NC at another further education college will be considered but should be aware that a favourable reference will be sought from your previous college, prior to acceptance on the course.
How and where will I study?
The course is mainly college-based at the Arbroath campus with field trips where appropriate. One year full-time or two years part-time. Opportunities to study individual subjects are also available
What will I study on this course?
Following on from skills learned at National Certificate level you will gain a deeper understanding of key issues such as Nutrition, Health and Disease, Animal Behaviour, Anatomy and Physiology, Handling, First Aid and Welfare.
Job and progression routes?
Examples of possible employment opportunities may include SSPCA, Dog Wardens, boarding establishments, veterinary practices. Many students progress to HND year two at Angus College and, in the past, have progressed into Higher Education e.g studying for degrees in zoology or veterinary nursing.