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Animal Care

Animal Care Level 2

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

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
  • Animal Welfare Organisations.

The completion of this course, along with the achievement of functional skills at level 2, will 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.

Who is it for?

If you’re considering one of the many careers working with animals then this course may be for you. This course will enable you to build on your confidence, knowledge and practical skills whilst working with the animals both onsite at college and during completion of your industry work placement within the animal sector with an external employer.

What is covered?

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

Subjects include:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Animal Biology and Health
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Animal Feeding
  • Accommodation.

You will develop employability and team work skills throughout your study and will need to undertake the mandatory element of 75 hours of work experience in an external work placement.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
1 Year

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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Advancing through my college course to a point where I secured a trainee position at the practice I’m familiar with brought immense satisfaction. It underscored that the rigorous study and invaluable guidance from my tutors were pivotal in actualising my dream of a career in veterinary nursing.

Kira Alexandra
Animal Management Level 3

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