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Foundation Animal Care Pathway

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Key information

Qualification type


Course code



Level 1


1 year


Broughton Road,
Banbury, OX16 9QA

Start date

Sep 2021

This pathway is for those who want to explore a career in animal care.

This is an introductory course to Animal Management with progression opportunities.

Learners will be based in the Animal Care Centre and take part in a mixture of practical activities with the animals and theory sessions.

Other elements of the study programme will include English, Maths either ant GCSE or Functional skills, Wellness, Tutorial and Work Experience.

What I'll learn

You will learn in a supported environment at a pace that suits you.

This course will give you an introduction to animal care and time to think about your future career. We arrange for support from our college careers advisers who are there to help you choose your next step.

You will gain a Vocational Certificate in Learning, Employability and Progression on completion of your studies.

When you complete the course, you could move on to a full-time Level 2 course, an apprenticeship or employment.


Entry Requirements

The only entry requirement is that you have a successful interview with a member of the course team in order to ensure that we can fully meet your needs at City of Oxford College.


How to Apply

To register your interest and contact the Foundation Learning team, you do not need to complete the full college application form. Please complete this short form.