Animal Welfare and Science


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

Department: Animal Welfare and Science
Course Type: Apprenticeship

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.
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 and will learn theory and practical skills with a variety of animals



L2 Diploma in Work-based Animal Care

Course Content

You follow a Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Animal Care with several optional pathways: Dog Grooming, Pet Retail, Wildlife, Animal Care & Welfare

At work you will perfect and develop these new skills:
Promote health and wellbeing of animals
Deliver basic treatments
Prepare and maintain accommodation
Restrain animals
Feed and exercise animals

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

Advanced Apprenticeship in Animal Management

Career Opportunities

Assistant dog groomer
Animal welfare assistant
Pet shop assistant/Retail assistant
Farm park assistant
Animal technician
Kennel/Cattery assistant