Case Study: Charlotte Fletcher
Courses undertaken at The College of Animal Welfare
Charlotte Fletcher completed the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Animal Care in February 2017. We caught up with Charlotte and asked her to share some of her experiences about her time on the course.
I have recently finished my work-based Animal Care course. I chose this course (and college) out of all the others on offer because it seemed to be the one where the tutors are most invested in their students, and the courses had high pass rates. The fees were reasonable, and the level of care I received during my education was unparalleled. I’ve always had an interest in animals and the world of nature, so this course was perfect for me.
My tutor was just an email or phonecall away, and the visits she made to my placement were when it was most convenient to me. I never felt as though I couldn’t ask for help, and she was patient with me if I didn’t finish all my work on time.
I really enjoyed the variety within the subjects, and the necessity of undertaking a work placement meant that it wasn’t just essays and writing all the time (which although useful and essential, can be rather dull), rather that I could actually get real, hands-on experience with different animals. My plans for the future include perhaps opening my own pet shop, or even an animal sanctuary, so this experience is absolutely vital in becoming good at what I want to do.
My advice to anyone looking to do this course would be: Go for it. This is a fantastic, well thought out course which keeps you interested, has very reasonable fees, and is fully flexible to fit around you.