Animal Care, BTEC Technical Diploma
This Animal Care Level 2 Diploma combines theory and practical work, which will provide you with the opportunity to work with a large range of animals. It’s perfect for people who are interested in animals, and who want to develop their animal care skills to work in the industry.
You will learn about animal feeding, health, welfare, behaviour, breeding, grooming, and nursing.
This programme is designed to improve your employment prospects by providing you with personal and vocational skills. It will include tutorial support, study skills, and employability skills.
As part of this study programme, you will develop your maths and English skills, attend tutorials and
Individual Development (ID). You will also complete a work placement.
All aspects of your study programme will be discussed at your interview.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through practical observations, group work, coursework, presentations and exams.
What could I do after this course?
After the Animal Care Level 2 programme you will be well equipped to work in the animal care industry in a retail role or in catteries and kennels. You can improve your prospects of gaining higher-level work by progressing to the Animal Management Level 3 qualification.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 9-2 with at least two at grade 4 or a qualifying Level 1 qualification.
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What our students say
Kam Coombs, Animal Managment
“I Have Enjoyed The Hands-On Learning And Classroom Studying Which Has Created A Fun And Engaging Course That Has Had A Great Impact On My Life And Future Career.”
Former school: Backwell
What next? Kam is set to study Veterinary Nursing and Companion Animal Behaviour at the University of Bristol