Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Animal Care HC

Huntingdon Campus

Course Duration:1 Year(s)
Course Mode:Full Time
Start Date:05/09/2019

Course Overview

This programme offers young people ages 16 – 25 the opportunity to develop personal and social skills as well as specific animal care skills.  Working with small animals on our Huntingdon site and farm animals including horses at our partner farm in Hilton, St Ives, young people will have at least one day per week developing practical animal care.

College based days will include exploring different animal habitats including conservation and the natural world as well as wood craft to maintain habitats and enterprise skills for employability.

Other personal and social develop opportunities will include the opportunity to develop life skills that include undertaking a range of vocational tasters including working with Country Park Rangers, art, film, football, sport, music, media and drama.

Progression & Career Opportunities

This programme leads to Gateway qualification at Entry 3 or level 1 in progression. Young people will also get the chance to take a City & Guilds qualification in maths and English or a functional skills or GCSE depending on their ability and current qualifications on entry.

Young people who are confidence and ready will be able to undertake a work experience with one of the college partners or with carefully selected employers in the local community.

Entry Requirements

Students need to have Entry 2 qualifications or above and have a diagnosed SEND need or EHCP.

For more details contact:

Alison Goold – Head of Supported Learning
Gareth Davies – EHCP Reviewing Manager

In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

How to Apply

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through or by using the Cambridge Area Partnership Application Form, which is held by your Careers Teacher at school.

You can also apply through a CRC Application Form, online here or download and complete here. If you need any help with applying, please contact our Admissions Office on tel. 01223 418448.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.