Animal Care, BTEC Diploma | Weston College

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September 2019
1 Year
Course code D2ANCPF1KN

Animal Care, BTEC Diploma

What will I do on this course?

This Animal Care Level 2 Diploma combines theory and practical work, which will provide you with the opportunity to work with a large range of animals. It’s perfect for people who are interested in animals, and who want to develop their animal care skills to work in the industry.

You’ll learn about animal feeding, health, welfare, behaviour, breeding, grooming, and nursing. This course is designed to improve your employment prospects by providing you with personal and vocational skills. It will include tutorial support, study skills, and employability skills. We will also work with you to develop your English and maths skills to the level most employers look for. Alongside your studies you will be expected to undertake at least 40 hours of work experience, preferably in the animal care industry.

How will I be assessed?

You’ll be assessed through practical observations, group work, coursework, presentations and exams.

What could I do after this course?

After the Animal Care Level 2 course you’ll be well equipped to work in the animal care industry in retail, catteries and kennels. You can improve your prospects of gaining higher-level work by progressing to the Level 3 qualification in animal management or horse management.


Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 2 and above with at least two at grade 4 or a Level 1 qualification.

Course Level

Level 2

iAn interview is required for this course.

What Our Students Say

Alice Barnes, Animal Management


Alice Barnes

“Without the teachers at Weston College I don't think I would have been able to achieve the grade I have”

Former school: Churchill Academy

Course: Animal Management

What next? Alice aims to study the Animal Management, FdSc at University Centre Weston.

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