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Animal CareLevel 2 Technical Diploma

This is an ideal course for those looking to work in animal care.

Course details


This course covers a range of practical animal care modules and prepares you for further study and a career in the animal care sector.

What's covered?

  • Practical animal health
  • Introduction to animal biology and health
  • Animal welfare feeding, accommodating and moving animals
  • Assessment of safe handling
  • Animal care work placements (industry placements are a minimum of 75 hours)
  • Maths and English

How will my work be assessed?

  • Two exams: one Animal Welfare Exam and one Biology Exam
  • Written reports
  • Graphs and posters
  • Projects
  • Performance observations

What can I do after this?

Animal Management Level 3 90 credit Diploma leading to Extended Diploma.

  • GCSEs at grade three/grade D in maths, English and science, or
  • Land-based Studies Level 1 Diploma plus maths and English at level one or equivalent
  • Successful attendance at interview event

Open Event - Basildon Campus

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Our Basildon Campus offers a range of vocational courses set in realistic work environments. The open events give you the opportunity to check out the great facilities for courses such as IT, animal care, motor vehicle engineering and public services.



Open Event - Southend Campus

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Our Southend Campus is located next to Southend Central train station and offers A-level courses and an impressive range of vocational subjects in realistic work environments using cutting-edge technology.


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  • Venue Southend Campus
  • Starts Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Attendance Full time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Provision School leavers
  • Cost Free
  • Cost details FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment
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