BTEC Diploma in Animal Care Level 2

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BTEC Diploma in Animal Care Level 2:

This course will give you the academic knowledge and practical skills you need for a position in the animal care industry. The course will give you the academic knowledge and practical skills you need for a position in the animal care industry or to progress on to higher level courses. You will: complete work experience in the land-based industries, maintain animal accommodation, learn about practical animal feeding, maintain animal health and welfare, participate in providing estate maintenance, and be introduced to animal breeds and grooming. This course has a balance of academic and practical subjects. Practical work takes place at our purpose-built, extensive animal unit and the grooming salon. Many students work at kennels, catteries, animal grooming parlours, pet shops, veterinary practices and stables. You may change your placement as your ideas develop. You will also work in the college's own animal unit under supervision.

You will be assessed through tutorials, presentations, written assignments and practical skills. On completion of this course you can progress on to the BTEC Extended Diploma in Animal Management level 3 course. You could move on to employment within the industry, including animal collections, kennels, catteries, pet shops, animal welfare establishments, animal grooming parlours and veterinary nursing.

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Students should have a minimum of 4 GCSEs with the following grades: English and maths at 3 or above, and 2 other GCSE’s grade D or above OR A minimum of four GCSEs grade D or above, including English language, and maths at grade E or above, or a level 1 qualification, at pass or merit grade, Level 1 English, and maths at entry level 3.

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Start Date: Sun 01st September 2019


Huddersfield, HD1 3LD, Huddersfield, HD4 6LE


1 year


Full time


Nationally recognised qualification


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