Animal Care Apprenticeship Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This flexible qualification suits practical learners with a passion for animals who want to improve their knowledge and competence.

You have the option to study two pathways – dog grooming or animal care and welfare. To be successful, you must complete a range of mandatory and optional units. The selection of optional units depends on your pathway.

Examples of units may include:

  • Control and restrain animals
  • Maintain the cleanliness and bio security of the animal care working environment
  • Provide opportunities for animals to have freedom to exercise
  • Prepare and groom animals
  • Prepare feed for animals
  • Contribute to the evaluation and implementation of basic animal training programmes

Assessment Methods

Assessment includes written coursework, an online portfolio, expert witness statements provided by employer and a practical assessment in the workplace.

Progression Options

Having successfully completed this course, you can progress to the Level 3 qualification. Alternatively you may choose to continue to work within your current employment and use the knowledge you have gained to move into a supervisory position.

Course Summary

Course Title Animal Care Apprenticeship Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 2 range or other equivalent
qualifications. Industry experience is required and full-time employment within
an animal care sector is essential. You will be invited to attend an interview
to assess your suitability for the course.

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Spotlight

Interested in studying an apprenticeship? Go for it! My Apprenticeship has increased my confidence and provided me with a wealth of new knowledge and skills. I have discovered a new passion for what I do.

Neil Moy, Horticulture & Landscape Operative Apprentice

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