Animal Welfare and Science


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

Department: Animal Welfare and Science
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 Technical Certificate in Animal Care

Course Content

Unit include:
Animal health and welfare
Animal feeding and accommodation
Animal behaviour and handling
Animal breeds and grooming
The principles of animal biology
Caring for exotic animals
English and maths
Working in animal care industry

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above (including English Language, maths and science) OR minimum GCSE Grade D/3 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 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)