Animal Care SCQF Level 5

Offered by SRUC to help build on your existing skills in working with animals.


Why take this course?

From August 2016, Animal Care courses will not be offered by North East Scotland College. The good news is that Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) will offer them instead!

Please go to to apply.

What you will experience

This course is designed for those who wish to develop further skills and knowledge in the subject of animal care. It will run from Scotland’s Rural College's (SRUC) Aberdeen Campus.

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Key facts

Mode of study

Entry requirements

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps



  • Animal Sanctuary Worker
  • Animal Welfare
  • Dog Groomer
  • Dog Walker
  • Grooming Parlour Assistant
  • Kennel Worker
  • Pet Retail
  • Pet Shop Assistant
  • Volunteer

For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.


From August 2016, this course will be offered via Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). Please visit for more information.

This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Information & Booking Centre for more information.

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.