Animal Conservation and Welfare


Course Title: Level 2 – Diploma in Animal Care
Course Code: AC204

Department: Animal Conservation and Welfare
Course Type: Full time

Working with animals is a challenging but truly rewarding career
This exciting course offers you the opportunity to develop your interests and skills in caring for a wide variety of animals and their varying environments whilst preparing you for employment or progression to further courses.
This course contains a mix of lectures, demonstrations and practical work aimed to give you a more indepth understanding of biology and behaviour PLUS one day a week work experience at an animal related organisation.



C&G Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care

Course Content

Unit include:
- Animal health and welfare
- Animal feeding and accommodation
- Work-related experience
-Animal biology
- Animal behaviour and handling
- Care of exotic animals
- Functional Skills (English and maths)

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade D or above (including English Language, Maths and Science) or a Level 2 Extended Certificate in Animal Care at Distinction level or a Level 1 Diploma in Animal Care and minimum GCSE Grade D in English Language, Maths and Science and Level 1 Functional Skills. A genuine interest in animals, willingness to learn and the ability to cope with written work in a classroom environment is essential and recent experience of working with animals is required. A work placement for 1 day a week in an animal establishment must be secured. You must be prepared to work outside in all weathers with a wide range of animals.

Next Steps

- Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Animal Management - Apprenticeship - Animal Care/Agriculture/Equine - Level 2 Diploma Agriculture/Equine

Career Opportunities

- Kennel and cattery Assistant - Animal care worker - Trainee Zoo Keeper - Dog Grooming Assistant - Animal Nursing Assistant - Veterinary Nurse Training, Pet shop Assistant