Animal Care Overview

Why do we study BTEC Animal Care? 

BTEC Animal Care aims to provide an engaging introduction to the animal care sector.  Animal care is an important part of the country’s land-based industry and therefore important to the UK economy.  

The course provides an introductory overview to some of the key principles, knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to the animal care sector.  

Learners will study animal health, which is externally assessed via a written paper-based exam, as this knowledge and understanding is essential when caring for animals. Learners will also develop their safe animal handling skills, which is vital in order to effectively care for animals. Learners will then study Animal Housing and Accommodation and finally, Principles of Animal Behaviour