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City of Bristol College teams up to offer BTEC First Diploma in Animal Care

City of Bristol College is teaming up with charity HorseWorld and local group Park Animal Care to offer a new BTEC First Diploma in Animal Care from September.

The qualification will teach students, through both theoretical and practical sessions, how to care for a wide variety of animals, from snakes to amphibians.

Ajay Sarda, head of vocational studies at the College’s Sixth Form Academy, said: "Our partnership with these two organisations will offer students vital practical experience that will help them pursue careers in the field of animal care.

"They will also have the opportunity to work with the range of animals we will have in our department, including lizards, snakes, invertebrates, amphibians and other small animals."

Mark Owen, Managing Director at HorseWorld, added: "We are delighted to be working with City of Bristol College to help educate students.

"We believe that responsible horse ownership is key to preventing some of the terrible cases of animal neglect that we see on a regular basis. Students will have first hand experience of working with the horses in our care and we hope that this will provide them with life-changing experience and a qualification which will benefit them – and the animals they come into contact with – in years to come."

City of Bristol College’s Sixth Form Academy is set to offer a range of new courses, including a new full-time Cabin Crew programme.


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