NC in Animal Care: An Introduction at SCQF level 4

NC in Animal Care: An Introduction at SCQF level 4

National Certificates (NCs) are practical qualifications designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills (including Core Skills) required for further study or to gain employment.

The NC in Animal Care: An Introduction at SCQF level 4 introduces learners to techniques that are important in the animal care sector. It covers areas such as anatomy, basic first aid, husbandry, handling, feeding and accommodation of a range of animals.

National Certificates (NCs) are designed for full-time delivery over one year (or part-time over two years) and are available through schools, colleges and training providers.

Why study this qualification

This NC is suitable for a wide range of candidates including:

  • school leavers
  • adult returners to education
  • learners looking to progress to an HNC/HND
  • migrants to the UK
  • candidates whose first language is not English
  • candidates in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • employers who wish their employees to take part in short, continuing professional development courses
  • individuals who wish to start their own business
  • candidates who are seeking national recognition of their achievements
  • learners who want to study at a pace and style that they determine

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

No prior qualifications or knowledge are required to undertake this qualification.

Employment and progression

The NC in Animal Care: An Introduction may provide progression opportunities to:

  • an NC in Animal Care at SCQF level 5
  • an SVQ in the Animal Care sector

Qualification structure

Group award code: GM0X44 (72 SCQF credit points)

SCQF level: 4

NC in Animal Care: An Introduction Group Awards Specification (458 KB)

The National Certificate in Animal Care at SCQF level 4 consists of seven mandatory unit(s) (42 SCQF credit points) and five optional units (30 SCQF credit points).

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Qualification structure

Group award code: GM0X44 (72 SCQF credit points)

SCQF level: 4

NC in Animal Care: An Introduction Group Awards Specification (458 KB)

The National Certificate in Animal Care at SCQF level 4 consists of seven mandatory unit(s) (42 SCQF credit points) and five optional units (30 SCQF credit points).

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How to assess

Each unit specification gives detailed information on the evidence requirements and approaches to assessment for the unit.

Assessment of this NC is through a series of theoretical and practical assessments or tasks. Some assessments will be carried out under supervised open-book conditions, others under supervised closed-book conditions.

Assessment support packs (ASPs) are available for selected units and can be found on SQA’s secure website.

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