Is this course right for me?

Would you like a career in the land-based industries? Could you benefit from a practical introduction?

This programme is designed for students who have limited knowledge of the industry and want to learn more about animal care topics. It prepares you to start your career, covering general and specialised aspects of this exciting area.

The course is focused on practical work, and gives you hands-on experience in a range of areas. You will also have classroom sessions to help build your knowledge. You will benefit from the excellent facilities of our Glynllifon campus and the knowledge of our staff.

Entry requirements:

  • A real interest and commitment to the subject and attendance at an interview.


The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical work, with some classroom work to develop understanding
  • The Glynllifon site is 750 acres of farm and woodland, with its own indoor riding centre and animal centre, allowing your studies to be carried out in a realistic setting.


The programme will be assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Practical assessment for most units
  • Portfolio assignments to show your understanding


Successful completion of the course will give you a range of options. You could proceed onto a number of programmes at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

  • Animal Care Level 2