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 A* to E or 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

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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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