Level 2

Animal Care Level 2 Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 05/09/2022
FREE* Southend Campus
Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 05/09/2022
FREE* Southend Campus

Overview

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

Entry Requirements

  • Level 1 qualification or GCSEs x 2 at grade 3/D in MATHS or ENGLISH

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Course Structure

  • Maintain animal accommodation
  • Undertake practical animal feeding
  • Principles and practices of animal establishments
  • 150 hours of work experience must be completed in order to pass your course. (These hours must be completed on your none college days).
  • Maintain animal health and welfare
  • Principles and practices of animal behaviour and handling
  • Understand the basic principles of animal biology

Assessment & Feedback

  • Written reports
  • Graphs and posters
  • Projects
  • Performance observations

Course Cost

School Leavers, full_time: FREE

FREE to UK under 19s not in employment

What Next...

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

Success Stories...

Celebrating Success 2022: Zoe Souto

Celebrating Success 2022: Zoe Souto

Course studied

Animal Care Level 2 Diploma

Zoe Souto, 17, from Rayleigh, studied Level 2 Animal Care at the college’s Southend campus.

She was nominated for the award for her excellent attendance and attitude to college life and for completing work before deadlines to a very high standard.

Her tutor said: “Zoe is a very calming influence on the group. She keeps up-to-date with all work and goes above and beyond what is expected.

“Zoe may be hearing impaired but she never lets that act as a barrier to her learning and does everything to a great standard. I often have to set her work from level 3 to keep her ticking over.”

Zoe said: “I feel so proud of myself and surprised as I didn’t expect to be nominated, let alone win. I enjoyed all the support that was given during my course and have always been made to feel at home at the college.”

Zoe’s ambition for the future is to run her own pet services business or run her own cattery.