Level 2 Technical Certificate

Animal Care

This popular introductory level course is designed to prepare you for employment within animal welfare and rescue, boarding kennels and catteries, pet stores or grooming parlours.

The course offers a good mix of theory, task-based learning, tutorials and practical workshops at college combined with field visits and work experience in the animal care industry. You’ll explore all aspects of animal husbandry along with an introduction to animal biology.

What will I study?

  • Animal health and welfare
  • Animal accommodation
  • Animal feeding
  • Animal behaviour and handling
  • Animal biology
  • Conservation and British habitats
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications
  • Work placement (currently 1 day per week)

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Kennels or cattery assistant
  • Pet store assistant
  • Pet grooming