Handle animals to enable them to work effectively
Promote and maintain the health and well-being of animals
Select animals for training
Recognise and interpret the behaviour of animals
Prepare interpretative entertainment and educational activities
Design individual training programmes for animals
Implement individual training programmes for animals
A level 2 animal care qualification or 4 GCSEs grade 9 – 4 or A*-C, including English language and Maths or Science.
Learning and assessment
Practical assessment and portfolio building.
Employment in kennels, catteries, pet shops, grooming parlours, welfare societies, animal training, animal welfare officer, wildlife assistant, zoo.
Costs that are mandatory for the course:
Outdoor clothing and sturdy work boots or wellingtons.
Students must attend a relevant placement in the animal industry, for example a boarding kennel, canine grooming parlour or pet retail organisation.
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