The course has been designed for students who are wanting to increase their understanding of the health and wellbeing of animals. 
It is a solid introduction to animal health and will prepare you for employment in a wide range of animal care jobs such as;


  • Animal Attendant 
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Kennel & Cattery Assistant 


Course Outline
Course Code: 
300 hours - Access for 24 months
Online & Correspondence
Proficiency Award
Lesson Structure: 

There are 3 units included in this course, 2 compulsory and 1 elective to be chosen from the list below.  


  • Animal Health Care for Beginners
  • Animal Anatomy & Physiology (Animal Husbandry I)


  • Animal Behaviour
  • Animal Diseases 
  • Animal Health (Animal Husbandry II)
  • Animal Health (Animal Husbandry III)
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 


  • Describe common health problems in various animals, including injuries & diseases
  • Identify common signs of ill health in different animals
  • Describe the purposes of different facilities used in veterinary practice
  • Determine safety procedures for a veterinary practice
  • Identify parts of an animal cell and make a diagram
  • Explain cell function for 3 different types of cells in animals
  • Describe the processes occurring in digestion, in each section of the digestive system
  • Explain functions of 4 different animal tissue types

The above aims are what you will learn from completing the core units of this course. Other learning outcomes will be determined by the elective units you select.