Maintain animal health and welfare
Introduction to the principles and practices of animal behaviour and handling
Working in the Animal Care Industry
Animal Feeding and Accommodation
Animal Breeds and Grooming
The Principles of Animal Biology
British Wildlife Species, Habitats and Rehabilitation
Health and Safety in the Land-based Industry
Students are normally aged 16 or over with a minimum of 2 GCSEs at Grade D or above to include English Language or equivalent qualifications. Learners must also complete a minimum of 1 weeks relevant work experience in the Animal Care industry with a satisfactory reference. The work experience does not have to be completed in one block.
Learning and assessment
A variety of assessment methods will be used these will include assignments, practical work synoptic assessments and formal examinations.
Level 2 students can progress to level 3 programmes subject to published entry requirements and satisfactory performance at level 2.
Employment in kennels, catteries, pet shop, grooming parlour, welfare societies e.g. RSPCA.
Students must attend a relevant placement in the animal industry, for example, veterinary practice, boarding kennel, pet retail organisation or canine grooming parlour.
The placement is usually carried out each Friday.
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