Course: Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Animal Care

Department: Animal Management

Type: Apprenticeship

Duration: 12 to 36 months

The Course

As an apprentice you will have a job and earn a wage whilst building up knowledge and skills within the animal care industry. These apprenticeships are a framework of qualifications made up of a Diploma in Work-Based Animal Care, Functional Skills, Employee Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS).

Units You May Study

Intermediate Apprenticeship

  • Health and safety
  • Maintaining the health and well-being of animals
  • Maintaining animal accommodation
  • Preparing and providing food
  • Controlling and restraining animals.

Advanced Apprenticeship

  • Safety and security of the workplace
  • Planning for the health and welfare of animals
  • Planning the handling and restraint of animals
  • Maintaining the behaviour, health and welfare of animals.

Entry Requirements

For the Intermediate Intermediate Apprenticeship, you must have GCSE English and Maths at grade E or 3 or equivalent. For the Advanced Apprenticeship, you must have achieved a Level 2 qualification in Animal Care and have GCSE English and Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent. For both levels, you must also pass an initial assessment, secure work as an apprentice and have one satisfactory reference.  

Casey Oughton

BTEC Level 3 in Animal Management

Casey spent a year at a sixth form college but did not enjoy the environment there and says she is far happier now she is at Bishop Burton College. She works as a pet sitter to complement her studies.

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