In this unit you will learn a range of skills and knowledge around animal accommodation. We will begin by looking at the different types of accommodations available for a range of species then look at methods and equipment used to clean animal accommodation . This unit is assessed by written and practical work.


In this unit you will learn a range of skills and knowledge around feeding and watering animals. We will begin by looking at the basic nutrients that all animals need for survival the move onto equipment and methods used in the industry to feed and water animals. We will be looking at a range of different food types, life stages, food related diseases and disorders. Feeding enrichment will also feature in this unit as well as regular practical feeding and watering sessions within the animal resource areas.


In this unit you will assist with maintaining the health and wellbeing of animals. You will learn how to assess and record the physical well-being of animals and how to administer administrative care. You will also gain an understanding of the procedures to be followed in the case of animal emergency.


In this unit you will learn how about several major aspects of ecology with both plants and animals. We will begin the unit with introductions to general terminology, look into habitats, how relationships in environments work and specific areas where animals live. We will then move onto looking at plants and their structures, functions, adaptations and how they work alongside animals. We will have a look at evolution, extinction and genetics as well as classification, keys and taxonomy. We will complete the unit by looking into conservation both nationally and internationally and looking at current environmental issues. Embedded into the unit (weather permitting) we will be doing some practical ecology work outdoors.



This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills required to select a vocation and work towards a career in this area. It covers carrying out a review of personal strengths, sources of information, advice and guidance, and progression opportunities.

In this unit you will learn about living organisms. We will look at the 7 life processes of all living things and strategies used by organisms to grow and reproduce. You will study genetic inheritance and how characteristics are passed on from parent to offspring. We will look at natural selection and evolution and examples of how animals have evolved. We will also learn about artificial selection, how it works and why it is important to humans. You will also study ecology, looking a different ecological terms and then moving onto food chains and food webs. You will study the carbon cycle and also how materials decompose when they die. You will look at the structure of plants and animals and you will learn about key plant and animal systems such as the animal and plant circulatory system. Finally you will look at the similarities and differences between plants and animals.

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In this unit you will learn how to bath and groom dogs. We will start by looking at dog anatomy. We will then move on to look at different breeds of dog from around the world and how the Kennel Club of Great Britain classify the breeds into groups. We will look at different coat types of dogs and how to groom them. You will learn about grooming equipment and how to maintain it professionally. You will learn about the different dog grooming styles and how to achieve them. We will also learn how to clip nails safely and effectively. Health and safety is an important part of dog grooming which you will cover along with dog first aid. You will also learn about customer service and its importance in the dog grooming parlour. Finally, you will study different dog disease and parasites and how to spot the signs and symptoms.

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