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Certificate, Level 2

Practical Animal Care

If you’re serious about a career working with animals, this is the study programme for you.

You’ll be learning by handling the animals in the College’s collection of small mammals and exotic species, undertaking work experience placements and going on visits such as to The Deep, Yorkshire Wildlife Park and Swithens Farm.

Future Career and Earning Potentials
Veterinary Nurse £20K-£28K
Countryside Ranger 16K-£30K
Zookeeper £16K-£25K
(Source: National Careers Service)

Please Note: Work placement opportunities will be available at all levels.

Please note: courses are subject to a sufficient class size.

• Practical Animal Health
• Introduction to Animal Biology & Health
• Animal Care Work Placement
• Animal Welfare
• Animal Behaviour Assessment and Safe Handling
• Feeding, Accommodating & Moving Animals

On successful completion and with the required English and maths grades you can progress through the levels.

5 GCSEs at grades 9-3, including English or maths or equivalent
Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies - Animal Care, plus Level 1 English and maths

There are exam elements for Animal Biology and Animal Welfare. Remaining units have graded assignments to complete.