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).

  • What You 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.  

  • Progession

    More advanced courses are available at the college for further progression.

  • Careers

    Work in kennels and catteries, pet shops, veterinary practices, animal sanctuaries, animal welfare organisations, charities, zoos and many more.

  • How To Apply

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

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