Open Awards Level 2 Certificate in Animal Care :: Bishop Burton College

Course: Open Awards Level 2 Certificate in Animal Care

Department: Animal Management

Type: 16+

Duration: One year

The Course

This course is designed to serve the needs of all aspects of the animal sector, including companion animals, feeding and watering of animals including aspects of animal linked to the animal management industry and provide the basis for progression into further training, technical and practical skills you will need in your career. You will also have the opportunity to gain vital work experience in local animal businesses to develop industry knowledge and skills, try out the career you have set your sights on.

You will have the exciting opportunity to work with a range of species in our highly prized and industry relevant animal unit, including; cockroaches and crickets, to tortoises in our Chelonian room, to meerkats, skunks and more. Developing animal handling and husbandry skills and building knowledge about each species you work with in their specialist environments.

What You Study

  • Introduction to the land-based industry
  • Accommodation theory
  • Accommodation and feeding practical
  • Feed and water theory
  • Handling animals theory
  • Handling animals practical
  • Health and welfare theory
  • Health and welfare practical
  • Maintain and develop personal performance
  • Provide controlled exercise theory
  • Provide controlled exercise practical
  • English and Maths, as required.

How To Apply

Application is through our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

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Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 2 / 3 or equivalent, or a relevant Level 1 qualification. A satisfactory academic reference is also needed.

Sandra Nicholson

MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training

After graduating as Student of the Year, Sandra used the skills she learnt studying from the MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training course to pursure a career within bovine welfare monitoring. 

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