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Animal Care and Land-based Industries

Nurture nature in a state-of-the-art learning environment

Offered at

Dearne Valley College

Your Pathways

  • Entry Level

    Land-based and Animal Care

  • Level 1

    Land-based Studies, Animal Care, Horticulture and the Countryside

    Animal Care and Land-based

  • Level 1/2

    Stepping Stones to Level 2 Animal Care

  • Level 2

    Horticulture

    Animal Care

  • Level 3

    Animal Management

    Countryside Management

    Animal Management with English and Maths

  • Level 4/5

    HNC/HND in Animal Management

    HNC/HND in Animal Management (Wildlife and Countryside Conservation)

“One of the best things about college is that you get to meet like-minded people - everyone studying on your course is interested in the same sort of stuff and often have similar motivations.”

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Emily Puk Level 3 Countryside Management Former student at Wingfield Academy

FUTURE CAREERS IN ANIMAL AND LAND-BASED

The land-based sector is ideal for those who enjoy working outside in physically demanding settings or have a passion for caring for animals.

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Veterinary Nurse

Average salary - £24,000*

Veterinary Nurses support vets to treat and take care of sick and injured animals.

Day-to-day tasks:

Keeping the vet practice and equipment clean and hygienic, preparing animals for treatments and assisting the vets during treatments, administering medication, talking to pet owners about treatment and how to take care of their animals and undertaking reception and admin duties.**

Working environments:

Veterinary practices or animal welfare centres.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Landscape Gardener

Average salary - £21,500*

Landscape Gardeners cultivate flowers, trees, shrubs and other plants - improving the appearance of terrain and cut-and-lay turf.

Day-to-day tasks:

Discuss clients’ needs and advise them how to maintain their space, work from plans made by designers, order supplies, turf and seed lawns, plant and prune trees and shrubs and install paving.**

Working environments:

Gardens, at a client’s business, at a client’s home or at a garden centre.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the animal care and land-based sector include*:

  • Communication
  • Enthusiasm
  • Customer Service
  • Management
  • Detail Orientated

NURTURE NATURE IN A NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

BY 2025 THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 4,288 JOBS IN LAND-BASED INDUSTRIES IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE.

LIGHTCAST 2022

What our students say

“One of the best things about college is that you get to meet like-minded people - everyone studying on your course is interested in the same sort of stuff and often have similar motivations.”

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Emily Puk Level 3 Countryside Management Former student at Wingfield Academy
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