Animal Welfare & Science


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

Department: Animal Welfare & Science
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.
You work for an animal care employer/establishment and come to college one day a week where you 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

English and maths GCSE at Grade E/2 or above or level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths. Learners must achieve level 1 Functional Skills English and maths prior to completion of this apprenticeship. You should be keen to learn new skills and have an enthusiasm for the subject. You will be required to find suitable, relevent employment.

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

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
We run on demand. Contact us for dates. Day Release
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

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