Animal Management courses
Our animal courses are the perfect place for you to start your journey into the animal management industry.
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Animal Care and Welfare Assistant, Apprenticeship
What will I do on this course?
This apprenticeship provides valuable workplace skills and experience, while you earn a wage. You will spend 4 days a week with an employer and one day a week at college to learn the theoretical elements of the role.
Animal Care and Welfare Assistants look after the routine day-to-day husbandry and care of domestic and/or wild animals under guidance in a variety of different settings. The work is carried out individually or as part of a team in places such as kennels and catteries, laboratories, animal welfare centres, farm parks, rehabilitation centres, retail outlets and in the transportation of animals.
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. We will also work with you to develop your maths and English skills.
How will I be assessed?
You will need to achieve the core skills and knowledge, behaviours contained within the apprenticeship standard and will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence and an End Point Assessment which consists of a practical assessment and a professional discussion.
What could I do after this course?
Most Weston College apprentices are kept on by their employer after they finish their programme. Upon completion of this apprenticeship, you could progress to the Level 3 in Animal Management.
You don’t need any formal qualifications to enrol on this apprenticeship, but you will be assessed to ensure you can complete the English and maths qualification to at least Level 1. You will also need to be in relevant employment, but we can help you find this.
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What our students say
Arrianne Scoins, Animal Management
“The facilities were great when i studied there and the new facility at Puxton Park will be even more exciting!”
Former school: Worle
Course: Animal Management
What next? Gained employment after placement at Green Pastures Vets