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Animal Care (Level 2)

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1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview

If you are ambitious about working with animals then this course is for you. The new industry-leading Animal Resource Centre at Lackham is an inspiring learning environment, with modern, zoo-standard vivaria, aviaries and enclosures providing the perfect classroom, giving you industry experience reinforced by the specialist technical, practical skills and knowledge to go far in the animal industry.Please note that our Animal Resource Centre is LAIA and DWA compliant.

two female animal care students examining a dog
female animal care student holding a guinea pig
two lemurs staring
two female animal care students examining a dog
female animal care student holding a guinea pig
two lemurs staring

What will I learn?

You’ll learn how to work safely in the industry, and start building your knowledge in animal health and welfare, behaviour, handling and biology, giving you the tools for further study and the foundation for a rewarding career working with animals. Practical experience forms a core part of the qualification, and you’ll combine fundamental academic study with hands-on experience in Lackham’s extensive Animal Resource Centre.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English, Maths and Science (or equivalent).

Demonstrate a positive and responsible attitude towards working with animals

Interviewed if required

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care & Welfare.

Assessment is by written and practical assignments, and industry-based assessments.

An Industry Placement is a fundamental part of this course. An Industry Placement gives you the opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience for your future. You will be supported throughout your placement by our dedicated Work Placement Team.

Additional Costs and Information

Practical clothing is available to purchase from the online College shop, and must be worn during all practical sessions.

You will also need to purchase your own personal protective equipment.

Trips and visits to shows and other animal related events are important aspects of the programme.

You will be expected to cover the cost of trips and other enrichment activities via the College shop.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management.

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