Animal Conservation and Welfare


Course Title: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Animal Care
Course Code: AC135

Department: Animal Conservation and Welfare
Course Type: Day Release

Would you like a career working with animals but don’t want to be in the classroom full-time? An Apprenticeship in Work-based Animal Care can help you into a rewarding profession that is much more like a way of life than a job. The world is changing fast. With fierce competition for jobs, you must have top skills. As an Apprentice you earn while you learn, getting a recognised qualification to springboard you into your future.
You will receive training and mentoring in the workplace which will be guided and supported by your college co-ordinator. This training will link to theory and practical duties you complete during your college day. Here you will work with reptiles, birds, small mammals, farm animals and birds of prey.



L2 Diploma in Work-based Animal Care

Course Content

- You follow a Diploma in Work-based Animal Care with several paways:

dog grooming, pet retail, wildlife, animal care & welfare

- You work for an animal care employer/establishment and come to college one day a week
- Your weekly commitment is 37 hours - 7.5 of them on campus
- You learn theory and practical skills with a variety of animals
- At work you perfect and develop these new skills
- We support you in the workplace with visits and assessments
- You will be paid weekly in line with Apprenticeship guidelines
- You will also cover key Functional Skills - English & Mathematics at Level 1 depending on GCSE results
- Depending on your employer you will learn about animal care, health and welfare; how to control, restrain and move animals, how to feed, water and exercise animals, and how to maintain their accommodation requirements.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements but you will be required to take an English and maths assessment. You should be keen to learn new skills and have an enthusiasm for the subject. You will be required to find suitable, relevent employment. Mature students will be considered based on previous experience.

Next Steps

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Diploma in Animal Management if you are in a suitable, responsible workplace position Employment in the Animal Care & Welfare Industry

Career Opportunities

- Assistant Dog Groomer - Animal Welfare Assistant - Pet shop Assistant/Retail Assistant - Farm Park Assistant - Animal Technician - Kennel/Cattery Assistant