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Horticulture and Animal Care

About the Industry

The care of plants and animals is extremely important to the sustainment of society. Planting, growing and maintaining crops and food is integral to the way we live, and requires a variety of different skills and knowledge, which you will gain through practice and classroom-based learning. Learning to care for animals such as chickens, donkeys and even tree frogs, you will learn about different habitats, ecosystems and diets of different species, and how best to take care of them.

This course is available at multiple levels. 

Essentials

Duration: Various Start Date: 02/09/2019 Study Mode: Full-Time Location: Chaffron Way Campus Fees: If you are over 19+ then please contact us for more information.

What will I do?


From working in our new horticulture centre, to learning how to take care of a wide range of animals and wildlife, you can expect to work hard and learn lots of new skills relevant to the industry. You will learn about growing fruit, vegetables and produce which is then sold on to the community, learning how to plant and look after them. You will receive hands on experience with a variety of animals including chickens, guinea pigs and reptiles. Helping to organise events such as ‘Face Your Fears’ and experiencing working on a real farm, you will gain transferable skills that will come in handy when searching for employment.

What's next?

All the knowledge and experience you gain from your course will position you to enter a job in an animal care or horticulture setting. You can use the contacts you gained during work experience to help you secure this. You could also move on to further study at college. 

Is it for me?

Have you got a passion for animals and wildlife? Are you curious about the world around you? If you’ve got a caring and understanding nature, and want to gain some new skills for life, a course in Horticulture and Animal Care is for you. You must be willing to try new things, get involved in a wide variety of activities, and work both in teams and independently. 

What about entry requirements?

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