Develop the practical skills and experience you need to pursue a career working with animals. You will learn how to maintain animal accommodation, practical feeding, caring for exotic animals and the conservation and improvement of animal habitats. You will undertake compulsory work experience to expand your knowledge, working in real-life Animal Care settings.

You will study a range of units including:

  • Work Related Experience in the Land-based Industries
  • Maintaining Animal Accommodation
  • Practical Animal Feeding
  • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Animal Behaviour and Handling
  • Basic Principles of Animal Biology

You will be required to take part in 150 hours of work experience including work related experiences in the sector.

This course is 70% theory and 30% practical work.

You will learn through a combination of theory and practical based learning including written assesments, group discussions, presentations and practical handling.

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the Animal Care Extended Diploma Level 3 or employment as an:

  • Animal Technician
  • Animal Care Shelter Worker
  • Pet Shop Assistant
  • Kennel or Cattery Worker

The majority of the assessment is completed through ongoing assessment and practical handling of a variety of species.

The course contains very practical elements and sensible, weatherproof clothing is required, although overalls are provided.Steel toe capped boots areessential, and you will require a tunic. Both of these are arranged via the College and more information will be provided at interview and enrolment. All jewellery must be taken off during practicals and hair tied back.

4 GCSEs at grades 3/D or above, including English and Maths.

For Admission

Department : Animal Studies
Level : Level 2
Starts : 09 September, 2019
Duration : 1 Year
Course Code : DP2AMAP

: 01780 484 311