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Animal Studies

Animal Care Technical Diploma Level 2

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

On successful completion of this course with a Merit and a Distinction in Biology plus GCSE maths and English at 4, you can progress to the Animal Management Extended Diploma Level 3 or employment as an:

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

Who is it for?

Develop your 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 their biology. You will undertake compulsory work experience to expand your knowledge, working in real life animal care settings.

What is covered?

You will study the following units:

  • Practical animal health
  • Introduction to animal biology and health
  • Animal care work placement
  • Animal welfare
  • Animal behaviour assessment and safe handling
  • Feeding, accommodating and moving animals

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above, including English Language and/or maths and a science. 

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
1 Year

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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College helped me get the grades I achieved by supporting me and pushing me to do my best. I am now progressing onto University Centre Peterborough’s Animal Management HND.

Natasha Moroz

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