Animal Care at The College of Animal Welfare

Animal Care at The College of Animal Welfare


Hi my name is Elisabet, and I recently passed my
work-based learning animal care course. My name is Lyndsey, I’m the volunteer team leader
at Cats Protection at Gildersome My name is Emma Chambers. I’m a work-based learning assessor in animal care
and my role is to visit students in the workplace who are doing either a level 1,
level 2, or level 3 animal care course I really wanted to pursue this course a long time ago,
but I didn’t think I could make it, I wasn’t sure enough. Yeah I always loved animals and when I knew about
The College of Animal Welfare, I just decided to go for it and give it a try
and it was the best decision. Work based learning is where the student doesn’t attend college.
As work based learning assessors, we visit them in the workplace, so all the training is done on-site
where the student is employed. We go out to visit every six to eight weeks, do observations,
collect work that they’ve completed such as assignments, case studies, question papers
and they build a portfolio that way. A normal day at Gildersome rehoming centre,
will be coming in feeding the cats, recording everything, if they are eating, if
they are well in the observation book. Then we will do spot cleaning in the pen,
after that we will socialize with the cats. Check if they are alright if they are having any problems
like weepy eyes, runny nose or they are completely fine. I’ve seen a massive difference in Elisabet since she’s been on this course,
she’s grown in confidence so much I’m confident when she’s in with our cats she is using everything
that she’s learned in the course, when she’s going in there, all to do with their natural behaviours,
their welfare, observing any signs of illness, and because of that we have also
taken her on as a paid member of staff. The college could offer them laptops, dongles,
got a brilliant VLE on the website. The VLE is a virtual learning environment and this has all the mandatory units
that they’re completing throughout the course, there’s lessons on there, quizzes on there,
loads of learning material. My tutor was really really helpful she was always really quick
responding to my emails, even my calls and she was there for me at all times, so yes she was great.
I would say to someone considering doing this course, that for me was really really helpful
I enjoy everything about it. Yes, if they are thinking to pursue a career in animal care
I will recommend it 100% so just go for it.

Daniel Yohans

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