Focussing upon the major principles and practices of animal care and welfare, you will be able to start or build on a career in the Animal Care Industry. Level 2 is ideal if you are new to animal care or have some knowledge and basic skills. You want to develop your skills, perhaps to start work in a pet shop, animal shelter or kennel or prepare for further training.

  • What will I learn?

    Build on your experience of animal husbandry, working hands-on with wildlife in a busy Hospital. This nationally recognised, accredited qualification builds on your knowledge of animal care.

  • Example modules

    • Animal Feeding and Accommodation
    • Animal Behaviour and Handling
    • Animal Nursing
    • The Principles of Animal Biology
    • British Wildlife Species, Habitats and Rehabilitation
  • How will I be assessed?

    Students will be expected to complete set assignments at home to improve their overall background knowledge.

  • Entry Requirements

    4 GCSEs at grade 3 / D-E or above, including English, Maths and Science. OR A full Level 1 qualification in an animal-related subject, plus be working at Level 1 in English and Maths.

  • Progression & Career Opportunities

    You can progress onto the Level 3 in Animal Care qualification. Achieving this qualification can help you work in roles such as kennels, catteries, pet shops, zoo keeping, animal welfare, trainee veterinary nurse, veterinary assistant, higher education (e.g. degree courses in animal management), animal conservation.

  • Additional Information

    The course is 12 months, five days a week, including one day at the weekend. 16-18 year olds may be required to take English and Maths classes as part of the course, if they do not have 9-4 / A*-C grade GCSEs. This course can be taken on a part-time basis - this can be discussed after you have applied.

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Course Details

Qualification Level Level 2
Study Mode Full-Time Course
Start Date Rolling Programme
Duration 36 Weeks
Course Code WANI1L2DP
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Charley Sisson

Charley Sisson

Level 3 Animal Managment

"I applied to study with Tiggy winkles as it is a more interactive way of learning and had the opportunity to work hands on with animals. I have daily responsibilities of nurturing the animals, making sure they are health, clean and fed.

I get to look after lots of different animals but my favourite part is definably being able to work with deer’s.

I have applied to study veteran nursing at Oxford University."

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