Animal Care Level 2 - Level 2

West Nottinghamshire College
In Mansfield

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Description

This programme provides knowledge and understanding to support effective and efficient working practices.  You will develop a range of skills that will support you in seeking a…

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Mansfield
Derby Road, NG18 5BH, Nottinghamshire, England
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Mansfield
Derby Road, NG18 5BH, Nottinghamshire, England
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What you'll learn on the course

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Animal Care

Course programme

Animal Care Level 2 - Level 2 Overview

This programme provides knowledge and understanding to support effective and efficient working practices. You will develop a range of skills that will support you in seeking a career in the animal care industry.

You will study at Derby Road and White Post Farm.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs at grade D or above, or:
  • Level 1 Animal Care (or a related qualification) at merit or distinction
  • A keen interest and some experience in working with animals

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.

Start dates and fees

September 2014

The table below shows you when the course starts. You may be charged a fee for your course depending on your age and circumstances.

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions 16-18over 19 Sep 20161 yr(s)2486A1310Free£400.00*Apply online

*Course fees shown are for guidance only and are the fees charged for courses running this year. Fees for courses starting in September 2016 will be confirmed in spring 2016.

How long is the course?

One year.

Location
  • Derby Road
How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on your portfolio work and through practical assessment.

What does the course lead to?

Upon completion of the course you could gain employment in a role related to the skills and knowledge you develop on the course.

What will I study?
  • Introduction to the principles and practices of animal behaviour and handling
  • Contribute to the care of exotic animals
  • Maintaining animal health and welfare
  • Undertaking practical animal feeding
  • Maintaining animal accommodation
  • Undertaking work-related experience in the land based industry
  • Introduction to the principles and practices of animal behaviour and handling.
  • Contributing to the care of exotic animals
  • Functional Skills in maths and English
  • You will also undertake units in biology
Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

  • Related Level 3 qualifications
  • Employment in animal care roles in a pet shop or with an organisation like the RSPCA

How do I apply? Apply online

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