Level 1 Certificate in Practical Small Animal Care Skills

ABC Awards Code C9108-01
Ofqual Code 500/9660/6
Assessment Pass/Fail Only
Total Qualification Time 180
Guided Learning 162
Fee £57.60

For those learners interested in working in animal care, this qualification provides a practical introduction. Learners will gain work-related skills in the area of farm animal care, gain insight into core activities within the sector, and prepare for further training. Learners will complete this qualification with a concrete understanding of the following:

  • How to assist with the care of animals, including relevant animal welfare legislation, minimising stress and injury to the animals, and keeping people and animals safe whilst working
  • The principles of animal care, including monitoring the health of animals, providing feed and water, and workplace health and safety requirements
  • Optional units include: Assist With the Exercise of Animals, Assist with Catching and Restraining a Small Animal, Maintain Animal Accommodation, and more

This Qualification will help learners to decide whether to undertake further training or employment within this sector. Learners could progress from Entry Level 2 to Level 1 and then onto a Level 2 Qualification in Animal Care, or onto an Apprenticeship.