This practical, 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 get the chance to 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 study which will be tailored individually to boost your employability and which will include Maths and English.
The course is made up of a number of different units, which cover:
Units are assessed through the use of projects, assignments, practical work on the Nescot Animal Care Unit, with a range of companion, exotic and agricultural species, and exams.
Unit have a mix of controlled assessment coursework, and end-of-year exams which help to make up your overall grade for the units. Successful work is graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Each piece of coursework has to be graded at least a Pass in order to pass the unit and each unit has to be passed in order to achieve Level 2 qualification.
GCSE 3/4 grade (D/C grade) profile in maths and English as well as GCSE science grade D or a Level 1 in Landbased Studies accompanied by 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 – 12/10/16