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Course information

Course Summary

The Level 2 Certificate in Animal Care is an assignment-based course aimed at people looking to make a career change or simply people with an interest in the care and welfare of companion animals.

Course Code:N5059
Study Type:Part Time
Academic Level:Level 2
Award:Level 2 Certificate [15 credits]
Awarded by:City & Guilds
Course Length

30 weeks (3 hours per week).

Start Date: Tuesday, 20 September 2022 - 6pm - 9pm (plus one practical day on a Saturday)

Course Detail

You will be taught by qualified teachers with extensive industry experience in the field of animal care as well as academic qualifications in the field. The delivery is a mixture of classroom based theory sessions as well as some practical, hands-on experience with animals, utilising Nescot’s extensive animal facilities.

During the year, you will study these units:

  • Undertake Animal Feeding
  • Maintain Animal Health and Welfare

Applicants should be prepared to attend every taught session, but should also be aware that as the course is assessed entirely through assignments, there is a degree of work to be completed outside the evening lessons. As a rough guide, for every 3-hour taught session you can expect to complete an additional two hours of assignment work or reading in your own time.

Course Fees


*Exam fee included

Concession Available: YES
Student Loan Available: NO

Please note: Fees are for the academic year 2022/23 entry and are for home and EU students of all ages. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.

Entry Requirements

Subject to interview which will take place in the Spring Term.

Other Information


This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2022. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

Last updated - 24/05/2022