Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Animal Care
As part of this course, you will be working towards an industry recognised qualification by gaining hands on experience with a wide variety of species, from small mammals and reptiles, to birds and domestic pets.
This will provide you with the confidence, knowledge and experience needed to secure employment within the growing sector.
In order to gain an understanding of the industry, you will also undertake work experience in a work placement, enhancing your CV and employability prospects as well as positively impacting your university application if you choose to continue your education.
When will I start the course and how long will it take?
The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.
What will I study?
During this one year course you will gain an understanding of the various aspects of animal management through a number of units such as:
- Work related experience
- Animal feeding
- Animal accommodation
- Animal handling and behaviours
- Animal biology
- Animal health and behaviour
- Animal conservation
How is it assessed?
You will be assessed by a combination of written assignments, practical assessments and group work throughout the course.
Tutors will also support you to find and complete a minimum of 150 hours work experience, which will enhance your CV and boost your employability skills.
Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?
You should have five GCSEs at grade 3 (equivalent to D) or above, including English and maths.
Alternatively, you may have already achieved a level 1 Animal Care qualification and equivalent qualifications and experience will also be considered.
English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.
What are the course fees?
If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2017), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.
For adult students aged 19+ course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. More information can be provided upon application. For more information on financial support that may be available, please click here.
What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?
This course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to gain employment within the animal management industry.
Former students who have completed this course have gone onto secure jobs in wildlife establishments, kennels, catteries, animal welfare organisations, charities, equine centres and veterinary practices.
You'll also have the opportunity continue your studies at level 3, gaining more advanced knowledge and skills, preparing you for university or a higher level role in the industry.Ref: Katie Owen