Level 2 Animal Care and Welfare Assistant
You will be required to undertake and have an understanding of a number of different core skills, knowledge and behaviours in order to complete this apprenticeship. These include:
How to handle animals safely
Feeding, cleaning and grooming animals
Looking after injured or sick animals
Maintaining animal enclosures
You will also need to achieve one additional knowledge and skills option from the following list:
Animal Interaction and Handling
Movement and Transportation
Working Dog Handler
Veterinary Care Support
GCSE grade 2 or E in maths and English or level 1 functional skills in maths and English. Entry is subject to a successful interview and you will undertake an initial assessment in maths and English regardless of previous qualifications. You must be working under a suitable and relevant contract of employment for a minimum of 30 hours a week. If you do not have an employer, we may be able to help you find one.
You will have the opportunity to progress on to a higher level apprenticeship standard or to continue working within the industry.
Typical job roles include: kennel/cattery assistant; animal technician, animal welfare assistant; animal day care assistant; animal collection officer; wildlife rehabilitation assistant; zoo keeper assistant, pet retail assistant, animal handler, veterinary care assistant, farm park 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+|
You will need access to a PC/laptop to develop your e-portfolio. You may be required to purchase PPE and/or tools to use at work.
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