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Animal Care Level 2


Type: Full Time

Subject: Animal Care

Level: 2

Start Date: 11 September 2023

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

1 Year


Level 2

Who is it for

If you're considering one of the many careers working with animals then it's worth knowing there is something for everyone when it comes to the variety of jobs available.

No animal is the same and they all have their own personalities which makes this type of career so interesting and rewarding. The course is a great starting point and will enable you to build up confidence, knowledge and practical skills whilst working with the animals.

Interview Skills Assessment

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event, details will be provided upon application.

What will I need

4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above and must include English, maths and science.

What is covered

During this course you will work with a wide range of beautiful creatures including farm animals, pet animals and exotic animals. You will cover an exciting range of subjects allowing you to build on both your knowledge and confidence of working with animals.

You will develop in the following areas: animal care, handling techniques, understanding animal health and feeding, develop awareness of animal behaviour and learn about different animal breeds and grooming. You will accomplish all of this through caring for a variety of farm animals, pet breeds and exotic species. You will also develop employability and team work skills throughout your study and will need to undertake mandatory work experience placements

How is the course assessed

Your tutor will assess you by observing your practical skills during the sessions, additionally written assignments, discussions, and video/voice recordings, production of photographs, posters and leaflets will be used to assess you. Your tutor will also provide you with feedback to develop your skills and knowledge to industry standards.

What can this course lead to

This course will prepare you for a variety of work and animal careers including open farms, pet shops (retail), animal sanctuaries, catteries, dog kennels and welfare
organisations. The completion of this course (along with the achievement of functional skills at level 2) can enable you to progress onto Animal Management Level 3. (Achieving a Merit level for this level 2 programme would be an advantage when looking to progress to the Level 3 in Animal Management).

Are there any additional costs

You will be required to buy protective clothing such as safety boots, work clothes and water proof outdoor clothing. Stationery such as pens, pencils, a writing pad and folder will also be essential. Visits to local attractions and organisations will be arranged throughout your course. The total cost for entry fees and transport
will be required to be paid in advance in the first term.

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