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Key Stage Four

This course is designed to encourage students to develop an enthusiasm for animal care, including practical skills; an understanding of concepts and principles; knowledge and skills; for further study at level 3, or for employment.

Pearson BTEC Level 1 and 2 First Award in Animal Care

 

Year 10

Year 11

Term One: Autumn

Unit 4.1 and 4.2 Understand how to select animal accommodation, and prepare and maintain animal accommodation.

Unit 5.1 and 5.2 Know what indicates behaviour patterns in animals, and understand the influence of enrichment on animal behaviour, and monitor and record the behaviour of a range of animals.

Term Two: Christmas

Unit 4.2 and 4.3 Prepare and maintain animal accommodation, and clean out animal accommodation.

Unit 5.2 Monitor and record the behaviour of a range of animals.

 

Term Three: Winter

Unit 1.1 and 1.2 Understand the essential signs of good and ill health in animals, and understand common diseases, their causes, transmission and treatment.

Unit 2.1 Understand safe handling and restraint techniques.

Term Four: Spring

Unit 1.2 and 1.3 Understand common diseases, their causes, transmission and treatment, and understand the signs, symptoms, prevention and treatment of common parasites.

Unit 2.2 Demonstrate safe handling and restraint techniques used with animals

Term Five: Summer

Unit 5.1 Know what indicates behaviour patterns in animals, and understand the influence of enrichment on animal behaviour.

 

Key Stage Five

This course is designed to encourage students to develop an enthusiasm for animal science, practical skills, and working in animal-based careers, to take on into further education or for employment.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Animal Management

 

Year 12

Year 13

Term One: Autumn

Unit 5.1 Explore the ways in which animals learn normal and abnormal behaviours, and how these behaviours can be managed.

Unit 4.1 and 4.2 Explore safe animal handling techniques for different animals and situations, and explore the preparation and maintenance of accommodation and environments to meet the needs of different animals.                   

Term Two: Christmas

Unit 6.1 Understand the growth and reproduction of pathogens and parasites, and how organisms defend against disease.

Unit 4.3 Undertake essential animal husbandry practices to support the health and welfare of animals.

Term Three: Winter

Unit 3.1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of animal welfare concepts, ethical approaches, animal welfare legislation and welfare requirements.

Unit 3.2 Apply knowledge and understanding of animal welfare concepts, ethical approaches, compliance with animal welfare legislation and meeting welfare requirements in context.

Unit 7.1 Investigate employment opportunities in the animal sector to target future progression, and develop communication and interview skills to improve employment prospects.

 

Term Four: Spring

Unit 3.3 Analyse and evaluate information and data relating to the welfare of selected animals, making informed judgements about welfare and ethical issues and recommendations to address these issues.

Unit 6.2  Undertake health assessments to promote and maintain animal health and welfare and treat and prevent common diseases and disorders, and demonstrate preventative health strategies by assessing, recording and monitoring health in animals.

Unit 7.2 Complete work-related experience in the animal sector to contribute to personal and professional development.

Term Five: Summer

Unit 5.2 Examine behaviour patterns and their influencing factors in animals, and undertake animal behaviour monitoring as a measure of animal welfare.