This work-related programme will cover the basic knowledge and technical skills that you will need to progress to a more advanced course or to gain employment within the animal care industry. These skills include animal behaviour, welfare and handling. You will also undertake work experience, which will be assessed as part of your programme.
|Study Type:||Full Time|
|Academic Level:||Level 2|
|Awarded by:||City & Guilds|
|UCAS Course Code||0|
This course forms part of a programme of study which will be tailored individually to boost your employability in the animal industry and which will include Maths and English as necessary.
The course is made up of a number of different units, which cover:
Units are delivered through the use of taught sessions, online packages, and practical work on the Nescot Animal Care Unit, with a range of companion, exotic, and farm livestock species.
Units are assessed using a mix of controlled assessments, project tasks, and a synoptic exam at the end of your course. All three of these elements need to be graded at a minimum of Pass for you to successfully complete the course. All students must also complete a period of work experience to fulfil the requirements of City and Guilds.
GCSE 3/4 grade profile in maths and English as well as GCSE Science grade 3.
Pass Level 1 Land based Studies with a satisfactory reference of attendance, behaviour and ability to meet deadlines.
This course will prepare you for more advanced study and training. A merit or distinction gained on this Level 2 Animal Care course is necessary to go onto Level 3. Some students choose to go into full-time animal work in a variety of establishments including farm parks, kennels, zoos, veterinary hospitals and dog groomers.
Potential career routes in the Animal Studies industry:
Essential Personal Protective Equipment
Students are required to purchase steel toe-capped boots, overalls and waterproof clothing. These can be purchased through our recommended supplier, details of which are available at enrolment.
Last updated – 21/05/18