Animal Welfare & Science


Course Title: Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care
Course Code: AC233

Department: Animal Welfare & Science
Course Type: Full time

Working with animals can be challenging but is truly rewarding career.
This is an ideal opportunity to develop your interest and skills in caring for a wide variety of animals and their environment whilst preparing you for employment or progression to further courses in a beautiful setting.
This course contains a mix of lectures, demonstrations, projects and practical work providing you with the skills and knowledge to either enter employment or continue on in education.
This course requires at least 150hrs of work experience with an external employer.


Course Content

Topics covered include:
Aniaml husbandry, looking after a range of animals including companion, small mammals, birds, reptiles, invertebrates and livestock.
Behaviour and handling and grooming of animals
Animal biology
English and math GCSE as necessary

Next Steps

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management Intermediate Apprenticeship in Animal Care

Career Opportunities

Pet shop assistant/retail assistant Animal care assistant Kennel and cattery worker Animal boarding assistant Animal/Dog groomer (with further training)

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
09-Sep-19 25-Jun-21 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Full time Mon, Tue, Wed or Mon, Tue, Thur 420
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Additional Costs

College Academy Uniform. Protective overalls and steel toe-capped boots - all protective equipment will be inspected by the course manager. Practical clothing suitable for all types of weather conditions is required. Trips. Exam Resits.

Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

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Materials Required

Basic stationery - pens, pencils, glue stick, paper, ruler and eraser, ring binder to ensure all notes remain accessible


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