Before deciding on a course, use this handy explainer to work out which level is most suitable for you.
No formal qualifications after leaving school.
Entry Level course, Fast Forward, Gateway, Pathways
Life and work skills
Mostly GCSE grade Es and Ds or grade 3 or below
Level 1 course with English Language and Maths
GCSEs grades 3-1/D-G
Four or more Ds or grade 3s including GCSE English Language or Maths
Level 2 course or Intermediate Level apprenticeship with English Language and Maths
GCSEs grades 9-4/A*-C
Five or more Cs, grade 4s or Level 2 at Merit including GCSE English Language or Maths at grade 4
Level 3 course, Advanced Level apprenticeship or Blended Learning (A Levels)
Level 3 qualification, A Levels or equivalent
*Higher education or professional courses, such as Bachelor's Degrees, Foundation Degrees, Higher National Certificates/Diplomas, Access to Higher Education, AAT and CIPD
School Leaver EFCM116P
This is a one year, Level 2 course designed to give you an excellent introduction to working in agriculture. The course has a good balance of theory and practical modules to help you learn and practice the skills needed to work in the farming industr...
School Leaver EFCN200P
This course is designed for those wanting to work in the farming industry. The course combines both the theory and practical aspects of crop and livestock management. It covers the practical applications of agriculture as well as the advanced aspects...
Part Time ESCR008P
This course is designed for those thinking of taking on farm livestock for the first time or who already have a smallholding but want to learn more. The course will be held at the Common Leys Farm Campus. You will take part in theory and practical se...
8th May 2022 - 8th May 2022
Animal Care & Management
Common Leys FarmView course details
The BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare Top Up programme can be studied full-time for 1 year or taken part-time across two years, with classes and practical sessions taught at the College's Witney and Common Leys Farm campuses.At Common Leys, you...
The FdSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare combines contemporary scientific principles and practical, hands-on training, ensuring that our graduates are successful in both vocational and academic settings.The diverse range of teaching methods and asses...
School Leaver EFCM101P
This one year, full-time Level 2 course combines both theory and practical animal-related work to cover the key areas of routine management and welfare for animals. You will get to work with a range of animals including reptiles, alpacas, meerkats an...
School Leaver EFCM112P
This one year, full-time Level 1 course combines practical animal-related experience on the Common Leys Animal Unit along with theory to cover the key areas of the care of animals. You will get to work with a range of animals including rabbits, alpac...
School Leaver EFCM125P
This 2 year course combines both theory and practical work. The course covers the scientific aspects of animal care as well as the advanced aspects designed to give you a broad spectrum of knowledge and the opportunity for progression into higher edu...
The BSc (Hons) in Animal Therapy and Rehabilitation promotes an understanding of contemporary aspects of complimentary therapy and underpinning science, and their application in present-day situations. In this top up year, students continue to undert...
The FdSc in Animal Therapy and Rehabilitation promotes an understanding of contemporary aspects of complimentary therapy its underpinning science, and their application in present-day situations. A key feature of the FdSc programme is the emphasis on...
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