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City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Pet Sitting - Liverpool

About the course

Introduction: If you are looking for a career within the animal care industry, then this is the qualification aimed at you.

Working with animals is extremely rewarding, but it can require long hours, with dedication and enthusiasm for the role. This qualification is suitable if you are 16 years old or over.

You will gain the practical skills and knowledge that are important for working as a pet sitter. Pet sitting can involve looking after a wide range of animals to include cats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs, through exotics, pet pigs, chickens, sheep or goats - for example. You could also progress to further learning and training in this area.

What are the entry requirements?

In order to take this qualification, you need to hold a level 2 qualification in an animal-related area, such as:

- Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care

- Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care

- Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Animal Care

- Level 2 Diploma in Equine Care

- Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture

- Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Animal Health, Husbandry and Handling

**Evidence of this will need to be provided on booking**

How long is the course?

3 Weeks (1 day per week)

What will the course involve?

This qualification covers the skills you will need to progress to work as a pet sitter. Mandatory content covers:

- Roles and responsibilities of a professional pet sitter

- Current legislation and codes of practice

- Potential problems and emergencies.

How long will I be learning?

3 days

What equipment will I need?

Notebook and pen, sensible clothing and footwear

How will I know if I am making progress?

Through feedback and assessment.

What course work will I be expected to complete?

The assessment for this qualification will require you to achieve:

- A practical assessment with oral questioning

What can I expect to learn from this course?

The requirements of being a pet sitter.

What other training programmes and progression opportunities are there?

Other part time courses are available in related topics.

Full time study programmes are also available.

Course Fees: £250

The cost of this course is usually £250. However, residents of Liverpool City Region are likely to be eligible for funding to pay for all or part of this course.

Additional Information:

How to Apply:

To apply for this programme, please complete the on-line application form using the links on the right of the factsheet on the website. Alternatively, printed application forms are available from Course Enquiries:


Myerscough College Liverpool, Croxteth Hall and Country Park, Croxteth Hall Lane, Liverpool, L12 0HB


0151 228 7162





Please note that the information provided in this fact sheet was accurate at the date of publication. However, programmes of study are continually being modified and information is therefore subject to change.

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