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Work Based Diploma in Animal Care

Mayhew works with KEITS to provide a work based diploma in Animal Care. We have a limited amount of students we can take on each year and have a spring and autumn intake.

The diploma is a hands-on learning experience, with no days at college; the assessor meets the students here at Mayhew, sets targets, observes their work and helps them put together evidence of learning. Students are also well supported by the team they work with. The diploma coves work with both dogs and cats, and students spend equal time in each section.  Students will spend four days a week with us, one of which will include a weekend day.

Is it right for me?

The perfect candidate will

  • have a love of animals
  • be hard working
  • have eagerness to learn
  • work well in a team
  • use your own initiative
  • have a keen eye for detail
  • be able to follow instructions
  • be able to stick to strict cleaning protocols

The work is very rewarding but it can be both physically and emotionally demanding. You will be working in all weathers and be getting dirty.  Your work will involve cleaning kennels and cat cabins, socialising with the animals, walking dogs and making notes about the behaviour of the animals. You will be assisting with feeding, learning about how a rescue centre runs behind the scenes, working alongside other students, volunteers and staff.

 Looking for more information about KEITS?  https://www.keits.co.uk/

If you have any questions about this programme, please get in touch with our team. Email info@mayhewanimalhome.org