Animal Care (BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma)

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Animal Care (BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma):

In this course, students will gain some experience of animal care, working with household pets, exotics, and large animals. Students will spend one day a week on work experience, with three days at College divided between practical and theory sessions. The course is ideal for those wishing to develop a career in kennels, catteries, pet shops and rescue centres, or to progress onto the Subsidiary Diploma or Extended Diploma in Animal Management for those with Distinction grades. The programme includes a minimum of 200 hours (25 days) compulsory work experience achieved through one day a week with a suitable provider. The course contents such as: Maintain animal accommodation,Undertake practical animal feeding, Conservation and improvement of British habitats, Maintain animal health and welfare, Understand the basic principles of animal biology, Undertake work experience in the animal care industry, Contribute to the nursing of animals, Employment Skills, English & Maths GCSEs and Functional Skills are also delivered and assessed throughout the programme.

On completion of this course, students will gain the following qualifications: BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma; Additional work related qualifications; College award, Functional Skills or GCSEs in English & maths. Following satisfactory completion of the programme, students may progress to the following programme: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management (2 years) (180 credits) and BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Animal Management (60 credits).

Additional entry requirements

Students will normally be at least 16 years old on entry and have a minimum of: 2 GCSE passes at grade A-D (ideally including English and Science), having completed core GCSE studies or a Land Based Studies Level 1 Animal Care qualification at Distinction Level; Appropriate period of practical experience will also be considered; Mature applicants who do not possess any of the above qualifications will be considered individually.

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Training for employers

This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.

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Start Date: Mon 02nd September 2019
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat


Lewes, BN7 3AE


9:15am - 4:15pm


1 year


Full time


First Certificate/Diploma


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This course might be free

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