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Animal Care

T-Level in Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care (Animal Care and Management)

  • Course Type: T Level

What can this course lead to?

Upon successful completion of the T Level Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care – Animal Care Management program, you will be well-prepared for various career opportunities in the animal care industry, including:

  • Animal Care Manager: Oversee animal care facilities, ensuring the well-being of animals and efficient operations.
  • Veterinary Assistant: Work alongside veterinarians to provide medical care and support to animals. 
  • Zookeeper: Care for animals in zoos, wildlife reserves, or conservation centres.
  • Pet Services Manager: Manage pet care facilities, such as grooming salons, boarding kennels, or pet stores.
  • Animal Welfare Officer: Advocate for animal welfare and enforce regulations to protect animals.
  • Further Education: Pursue higher advanced studies or specialised training in animal care, veterinary medicine, or related fields.

Who is it for?

The T Level in Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care provides a unique opportunity to undertake a qualification that is supplemented by experiences within the industry. You will undertake core content such as Sustainability, Business, Communication, Health and Safety and Finance all important theory that underpins knowledge and understanding of the wider Agricultural sector.

If you are not quite ready for a T level then a transition programme could be for you, giving you the chance to improve your maths and / or English (and any other subjects that you need to improve) to move on to a T level the following year.

The T Level Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care – Animal Care Management program at Inspire Education Group is designed to provide students with a comprehensive education in animal care, welfare, and management. This two-year course combines practical hands-on experience with theoretical knowledge to prepare students for fulfilling careers in the animal care industry.

What is covered?

Course Objectives

1. Animal Health and Welfare: Develop a deep understanding of animal behaviour, health, and welfare to ensure the well-being of animals under your care.

2. Animal Husbandry: Gain practical skills in animal handling, feeding, and management across a variety of species.

3. Management and Leadership: Learn the principles of effective animal care management and leadership within the industry.

4. Environmental Sustainability: Explore sustainable practices related to animal care and their impact on the environment.

5. Communication and Customer Service: Develop strong communication skills to engage with clients, colleagues, and the public effectively.

6. Regulatory Compliance: Understand and adhere to relevant regulations and standards in animal care.

Course Content

1. Animal Behaviour and Welfare: Study animal behaviour and the ethical treatment of animals in various contexts.

2. Animal Health and Nutrition: Learn about animal health, nutrition, and the importance of preventive care.

3. Animal Handling and Husbandry: Gain practical skills in animal handling, grooming, and husbandry.

4. Management and Leadership in Animal Care: Develop leadership and management skills for overseeing animal care facilities.

5. Environmental Sustainability in Animal Care: Explore eco-friendly practices and their significance in animal care.

6. Communication and Customer Service: Enhance communication skills for effective interactions with clients and colleagues.

7. Work-Based Learning: Apply classroom knowledge in real-world settings through industry placements.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

5 GCSE at Grade 4/C or above, including English Language, Maths and Science. Alternatively, a suitable Level 2 vocational qualification (Merit or above) with English, Maths and Science at Level 2.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
2 Years

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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