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Animal Care 

At Stable Futures we create engaging, science-based learning activities to inspire young minds to think about the needs of animals.

We do this to help young people understand compassion and the importance of one welfare that includes our planet, people and all animals.

At Stable Futures alongside the horses are many animals to learn about. Many of our animals have been rescued so have their own story.

‘When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I see a soul.’ AD Williams

Meet some of our animals

Areas which are covered in our Animal Care sessions:

Daily Needs and Wellbeing

  • Daily care for the animals

  • Daily health checks

  • Environment checks
     

Animal Welfare

  • The Animal Welfare Act (The 5 Freedoms)

  • The RSPCA and other rescue organisations

  • Rescue Charities
     

Health and Hygiene

  • Signs of ill health

  • Common illnesses

  • First aid

  • Dealing with an emergency

  • Building an animal first aid kit

  • Different traditional professionals - vet, farrier, dentist, chiropractor

  • Alternative / holistic therapies - acupuncture, homeopathy, supplements, aromatherapy


Nutrition

  • Choosing the right foods

  • Different digestive systems

  • Identifying feed schedules

  • Safe foods for different animals

  • Seasonal needs

  • Cost and quality

 

Safety

  • Risk Assessments

  • Working safely with the animals

  • What to do in an emergency

  • Human First Aid

 

Habitats

  • How different animals adapt to survive in different environments

  • Tracks of different animals

  • Wildlife

  • Waterways

  • Things which creep and crawl
     

Rescue and Rehabilitation

  • Identifying when an animal needs help and what to do

  • Behavioural support

  • Long term rehabilitation and return to work

  • Retirement and continuing care
     

Building a future with animals

  • Different career options available

  • Different further education options

  • Exploring work experience

  • Making sure learning foundation is in place to access next steps.

 

  1. Practical Skills: Our sessions emphasize practical skills development. Whether you’re handling animals directly or managing their care, you’ll learn essential techniques and best practices.

  2. Industry Relevance: The animal care industry values individuals with formal qualifications. We enable learners to gainaccreddited qualifications which demonstrates your commitment and competence, making you more attractive to potential employers.

Career Opportunities

Animal care training opens up a world of career opportunities. Whether you aspire to work in a zoo, veterinary clinic, pet store, or animal shelter, these courses equip you with the necessary skills to excel in various roles.

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  • Comprehensive Knowledge: Our Animal Care courses cover a wide range of topics, including anatomy, nutrition, welfare, health, behaviour, and first aid. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of animal husbandry, disease prevention, and ecological considerations.
     

  • Practical Skills: Our courses emphasize practical skills development. Whether handling animals directly or managing their care, young people learn essential techniques and best practices.
     

  • Industry Relevance: The animal care industry values individuals with formal qualifications. Completing courses demonstrates your commitment and competence, making you more attractive to potential employers.
     

  • Supervisory Roles: If you already have work experience in the animal care sector, advanced courses can prepare you for supervisory or managerial positions. These roles involve planning, coordinating, and leading teams in animal care settings.
     

  • Flexible Learning Options: Many of our animal care courses offer online learning, allowing you to study at your own pace and fit your education around existing commitments.

    Accreditation

  • RSPCA Animal Welfare Certificates

  • AQA unit award certificates

  • RDA Proficiency Tests

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