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Solihull College & University Centre to invest £600,000 in animal welfare facilities

Solihull College & University Centre, in the West Midlands, is to invest more than £500,000 in its animal welfare facilities ahead of the launch of the new T-Level in Animal Care and Management.

T-Levels are new two-year courses for school leavers that have been developed in collaboration with leading employers so that the content meets the needs of industry. T-Levels combine classroom learning and a 45-day industry placement.

The funding, secured as a Building and Facilities Improvement Grant from the T-Levels Capital Fund, will be match funded by the College to reach the £600k total.

The investment will focus on building state-of-the-art dog grooming and handling areas, featuring new equipment such as hydro baths, plus a new training and exercise area.

Claire Powell, Head of School for Animal Welfare & Veterinary Nursing, said: “The new facilities will continue to ensure the college is ahead of the game when it comes to animal welfare teaching and learning.

“This new T-Level will ensure our students are extremely well prepared when it comes to going out into the workplace.”

The college offers animal welfare and veterinary nursing courses at a range of levels right up to degree, with students enrolling from all over the West Midlands and further afield.

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