BTEC Level 2 in Animal Care
Duration: One year
What You Study
- Animal nursing
- Animal breeds and grooming
- Animal biology
- Work experience and employability skills
- English and Maths, as required.
Four GCSEs at grade 3 or D or equivalent, preferably including Science, English and Maths, or a Level 1 qualification in a related subject. One satisfactory refernce is also needed.
One year full-time, normally in college three days a week.
Students undertake one day per week or block week(s) for work experience, and related trips. Practical sessions on the animal unit and kennels also assist with work experience. Students will complete approximately 150 practical hours.
How You're Assessed
Students are assessed through practical work, theory assignments, reports, posters, presentations and lab experiments.
Students can progress on to one of our BTEC Level 3 in Animal Management courses.
Work as an animal boarding assistant, pet shop assistant, rescuse centre / animal sanctuary assistant, zoo or wildlife park worker, dog handler, animal / god groomer or an animal charity worker.
Students are required to have a kennel coat or overalls in blue and a white lab coat*, which are available from our online shop. Steel toe capped footwear is also required. We anticipate this will cost approximately £100.
There may also be additional costs for educational visits / trips.
*Lab coat is not needed for all pathways.
How To Apply
Application is through our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).