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Animal Care Level 2


Type: Full Time

Subject: Animal Care

Level: 2

Start Date: 07 September 2020

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

1 Year


Level 2

Who is it for

If you enjoy practical work and working outdoors with animals, then this course could be for you. The course will provide you with skill development to work with a variety of animals. You will have access to a variety of animals including pet animals, farm animals and exotic animals, enabling you to build up confidence along with your practical skills.

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

• Develop skills in maintaining animal accommodation
• Functional or GCSE English and maths
• Learn employment and team working skills
• Develop animal care skills and correct handling techniques
• Develop an understanding of animal health and feeding
• Develop awareness of animal behaviour
• Caring for a variety of farm animals, pet breeds and exotic species
• Animal breeds and grooming
• Employability and team working skills
• Mandatory work experience placement required

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) 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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