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    I've been looking into either an access to higher education for animal care but i'm not overally keen about returning to college if the course will be full of school leavers , i'm 21 in a few weeks and I really want to start a career with animals, i've studied business which wasn't for me and i've studied health care which was also not for me and animals have been a passion of mine since i was young or trying to find an apprenticeship which is becoming impossible at the moment.

    Does anyone have any advice how i can get into animal care etc?:confused:

    it depends which pathway you want to go down. i did the opposite to you i did animal care when i left school decided it wasnt for me and now i am doing a health sciences access programme. there is a foundation level animal course available at some colleges which would have students older than school leaving age but you would need to check the entry requirements with the college you want to go to. when i was doing my BTEC in animal management most of the students were school leavers but there were 3 people that were around 21 and everybody just blended in and the fact that everyone were school leavers didnt seem to bother them at all because they just concentrated on their work. i would look into the foundation level and see if you would be able to get in that course, if not it might be the BTEC route that you would have to go down but as long as you keep your head down and try do your best i really dont think that the age of the other classmates would be any bother.

    just a heads up the animal course i did was very fun but there is a bit more coursework than you think there would be

    i hope this helps...good luck
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