Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care is aimed at learners wishing to progress into a career within the animal care industry. This pathway provides a route for employment within the animal care industry using a combination of both practical skills and theoretical knowledge.
Practical skills will vary from handling and restraining animals to cleaning their accommodation. Alongside college, work experience is undertaken within this qualification for learners to gain experience from land-based industries, varying from farms to veterinary practices.
Learners completing a Level 2 in Animal Care will be able to further their careers through undertaking roles such as dog groomers, pet shop assistant, carrying out a range of duties including cleaning and maintaining a variety of animal accommodation.
During the Level 2 qualification, you will work closely both with your employer for work experience and course tutors at college.
You will be expected to attend college 4 days per week for underpinning knowledge sessions and practical assessments. The course is both theory and practical based with a variety of animals from small mammals to equine.
The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care involves: -
Progression from this qualification is an entry requirement for the Level 3 in Animal Management qualification. Other routes of employment may stem from your work experience placement or other Land-based Industries.
Modules on this qualification include the following: -
Choice of one of the following options: -
This qualification will develop your skills in areas outside of animal care. You will have the opportunity to undertake a range of skills such as:
Units are assessed practically in the college animal care centre, through a range of observations and online tests to support the theory aspect of the course. The practical assessments are undertaken on a range of animals including small mammals and dogs, with the option of livestock or equine.
All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45 prior to enrolment.
You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.