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About this qualification

Qualifications in Level 1 Skills for Professions in Animal Care aim to provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to progress to further study related to animal care and ultimately to work in this or related sectors. The qualifications are available as an Award and Certificate.

The Level 1 Award is a bite-sized qualification which acts as a ‘taster’ for those wishing to explore vocational study alongside learning skills, while the Certificate is a more substantial qualification which can be incorporated into a 16-19 study programme as the core qualification element. The size of the qualification allows for the option of the other required study programme elements of maths, English, work experience and enrichment activities to be taken simultaneously.

Learning resources have been developed for a number of units within these qualifications and are available on request. For further information please contact your Curriculum and Relationship Development Manager.

Key details

OCNLR Level 1 Award in Skills for Professions in Animal Care Qualification Guide
(with units)
Qualification approval number  603/2518/5
Per-learner fee to centre  £35.00
Guided learning hours  81
Credit value  9
Minimum age for access  14

Units with support materials and tutor resources

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Intro to Study Skills
Assist with Feeding and Watering Horses
Assist with the Movement of Animals
Care of Animals
Developing Confidence Working with Animals
Farm Animal Health
Feedstuffs for small animals
Preparing, Clearning and Maintaining Animal Accomodation
Principles of Livestock Accomodation
Principles of Caring for Livestock Outdoors


There is funding available for this qualification from the following source(s):
Adult Skills, 16-19 EFA, Section 96 (Approved for 14-16s). Find out more by accessing The ESFA funding hub.

Where can I study this qualification?

For information on where to study this course please email or call 020 7278 5511.

Related qualifications

OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Animal Care