Animal Care (Level 2 Technical Certificate) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Animal Care (Level 2 Technical Certificate) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Subject Area: Animal Studies Suffolk Rural (Otley)


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2022
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 152956
  • Entry Requirements

    4 GCSES at grade 3 (D), including English, maths and science.

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus.

    This course is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career in the animal care industry, as a full time student you will follow a Study programme.

    This technical qualification has been designed by employers to deliver the most up-to-date and relevant technical skills, which combine both theory and practical aspects.

    To achieve this Level 2, you will be required to complete a synoptic assignment, an externally marked exam on the mandatory units, Health & Safety exam, plus assignments for the optional units.

    As part of your Study Programme you must also complete 150 hours of work experience alongside attendance at college to achieve this qualification. Typical placements may include kennels, catteries, pet shops, farms, farm parks, zoos, animal sanctuaries, animal rescue centres and veterinary practices.

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and/or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

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    Course Highlights

    • Animal health and welfare
    • Animal feeding and accommodation
    • Animal behaviour and handling
    • Work experience in an animal care related business

    You will also study additional optional topics, including:

    • Animal nursing
    • Animal biology
    • Caring for exotics
    • Caring for zoo animals

    Next Steps

    Upon successful completion at Merit, you could progress to Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Animal Management

    The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care may also lead to the following employment opportunities:

    • Animal/dog groomer
    • Pet shop assistant/retail assistant
    • Animal care assistant
    • Kennel and cattery worker
    • Animal boarding assistant

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2022.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.