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Step Into College (Animal)

  • E

    Entry Level

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2024

  • Venue
    Easton College

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2024, Full Time


This small group provision introduces students to animal studies, whilst also developing transferable skills which can be used in employment and independent living. Students will be introduced to animal health and wellbeing, feeding and grooming, cleaning and maintaining animal accommodation, as well as moving and handling animals.

Lessons are a combination of theory sessions in the classroom and practical sessions in our Animal Management Centre.

Students will complete either Functional Skills or GCSEs in maths and English alongside their animal course.

Entry Requirements

This course has no formal entry requirements and is ideal as an entry qualification into Animal Studies.

Students will need to complete a successful interview and assessment to demonstrate they are able to work in a mainstream college. Students from a supported provision should apply with our Inclusive Learning department so that they have a suitable transition into mainstream education.


Success completion of a portfolio for each unit.


Success completion of the Animal Explorer course may lead to progression onto the Level 1 Land-based Diploma.


If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over fees may be payable.

There may be some costs for trips, visits or additional qualifications.

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