Apprenticeship in Animal Care

Weston College
In Weston Super Mare

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Typology Vocational qualification
Location Weston super mare
Duration 18 Months
  • Vocational qualification
  • Weston super mare
  • Duration:
    18 Months
Description

What will I do on this Apprenticeship?

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Where and when

Starts Location
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Weston Super Mare
Knightstone Road, BS23 2AL, Somerset, England
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Starts On request
Location
Weston Super Mare
Knightstone Road, BS23 2AL, Somerset, England
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· Requirements

We recommend you have a minimum of four GCSEs at grades C-G, however, all applications will be considered. You must also demonstrate an interest in animals and a willingness to learn. Having a relevant job (for a minimum of 16 hours per week), or in some cases, a work placement, is an essential part of an Apprenticeship. You will need to put in time and effort to find an employer to offer you...

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Course programme


Apprenticeship in Animal Care
Apprenticeship

Venue
Knightstone Campus / Badgworth Arena Equestrian Centre

What will I do on this Apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will spend the majority of your week working for an employer and learning in the workplace. You will also usually come to college for one day a week to gain support from your tutors and learn about the technical aspects of your job role.

To achieve the Apprenticeship you will usually need to complete a number of qualifications including the NVQ Level 2 in Animal Care, a Technical Certificate and Functional Skills*.

To achieve the NVQ Level 2 in Animal Care you will need to complete 11 units.

The topics you will study include:
· Develop personal performance and maintain working relationships
· Promote and maintain the health and well-being of animals
· Establish and maintain animals within their accommodation
· Ensure your own actions reduce risk to health and safety
· Maintain the cleanliness of the working environment.

How will I be assessed?
This Apprenticeship is assessed on a continuous basis through a
combination of practical skills tests, observations of you at work and
completed assignments. Tutors will make regular visits to your workplace to conduct reviews of your progress and to ensure that you are on target to gain your qualifications.

How long will it take?
The time taken for you to achieve your Apprenticeship will depend on how well you get on at work, but most of all, it will depend on your own commitment and motivation to complete your training. As a general rule, an Apprenticeship will take 12-18 months.

Apprenticeships are open to people aged 16 and over.

AT A GLANCE
Duration
18 Months

Level
Level 2

Progression
On successful completion you may:
Progress to a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Animal Care.
Or
Continue your exciting and rewarding career in the animal care industry.

Achieving this Apprenticeship will give you the equivalent of 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C.
* You may be exempt if you have recently achieved a good grade in English and Maths at GCSE.

Entry Requirements
We recommend you have a minimum of four GCSEs at grades C-G, however, all applications will be considered. You must also demonstrate an interest in animals and a willingness to learn.
Having a relevant job (for a minimum of 16
hours per week), or in some cases, a work placement, is an essential part of an Apprenticeship. You will need to put in time and effort to find an employer to offer you an Apprenticeship.
The Apprenticeship team at the College will support you with your job search activities â€" please get in touch if you need some help.

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