Advanced Apprenticeship in Animal Care

Advanced Apprenticeship in Animal Care

About the course

These programmes cover a range of Animal Care skills and related practices. The main objectives of the courses are to ensure the development of practical skills, related background knowledge including health and safety issues and procedures. This is a practically based course aimed at developing the necessary skills and experience ideal for those working or seeking to work in a more supervisory capacity within the industry.

Venue

Work Based blended delivery programme consisting predominantly of on-site training and assessment within the workplace, supported by off-site technical training at Myerscough College one day per week during term time. Course teaching, learning and assessment is enhanced through the effective use of e portfolio and distance learning resources to ensure flexible delivery is responsive to learner, employer and situational needs.

Programme Structure

The Apprenticeship is made up of a number of different nationally recognised qualifications:

Competence Qualification: ·

Level 3 Diploma In Workbased Animal Care

(Either modules 336 and 337 or 228 and 346 plus 20 credits from the rest of the optional units)

Functional Skills: ·

Level 2 English ·

Level 2 Mathematics

Employee Rights and Responsibilities ·

Delivered and assessed through a workbook

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills ·

Assessment and recognition through a Record of Achievement

Additional Employer Requirements: ·

First Aid Certificate

Course modules

Combined Competence and Knowledge Qualification

Implement, monitor and evaluate plans for the health and welfare on aniamls

Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security of the workplace

Plan the handling and restrain of animals

Plan, supervise and control the movement of animals

Plan the accommodation of animals

Monitor and evaluate the accommodation of animals

Plan diets and feeding regimes for animals

Monitor and evaluate the feeding of animals

Load and unload animals for transportation

Establish animals in a new environment

Promote and maintain the health and wellbeing of animals

Welcome, receive and care for visitors to sites

Handle animals to enable them to work effectively

Care for animals after they have worked

Provide advice and guidance on the choice and care of animals to prospective keepers

Assess the suitability of new environments for the placement of animals

Provide information on how to maintain the behaviour, health and welfare of animals

Recognise and interpret the behaviour of animals

Sell over the counter medicines and treatments for the care of animals

Organise the receipt and storage of goods in a retail environment

Help customers to choose products in a retail environment

Functional Skills

Level 2 English

Level 2 Mathematics

Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Delivered and assessed through a workbook

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Assessment and recognition through a Record of Achievement

Additional Qualification(s)

First Aid certificate

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to clarify course appropriateness. Entrants must have the ability to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics and be able to cope with the Level 3 vocational qualification. Apprentices must have a contract of employment working for a minimum for 30 hours/week.

Progression

Apprentices successfully completing the Advanced Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto Higher Education.

Careers

Typical jobs apprentices will be able to progress onto on completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship will depend on the qualifications and experience gained, but could include a range of roles within kennels and catteries, pet stores, grooming parlours, vets, animal collections / sanctuaries.

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