City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Animal Health, Husbandry and Handling

About the course

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 with animals. There are lots of opportunities, such as working in a kennel or cattery, for an animal welfare charity or shelter, in a retail environment, such as a pet store, or an animal training establishment. You could also progress to further learning and training in this area.

This qualification covers the skills you will need to progress to working in the animal care industry. Mandatory content covers:-

- Animal housing and social groupings

- Feeding animals

- Animal husbandry tasks and ethics

- Handling and basic health checks

The assessment for this qualification will require you to achieve:

- one to one practical assessment with oral questioning.

The qualification certificate is endorsed in the animal species that you are working with.

Progression -

Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Dog Walking

Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Pet Sitting

Animal Studies

Britain is well regarded as a nation of animal lovers, from companion pets to large animal collections. This has resulted in a multi-million pound industry, ranging from well known national pet feed companies to pet stores, catteries and kennels and numerous other businesses providing for the needs of animals.

If you care about animals and have a deep interest in their health and wellbeing, Myerscough provides an excellent opportunity for you to further your studies. You'll develop a range of skills and have the opportunity to care for a range of animals including dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets, farm animals, reptiles and amphibians and a range of invertebrates.