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Full-Time & A Level Courses

Animal care City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate

Level 2

Course code: F24D252
Type: Full Time, A Level & T Level
Duration: 1 year
Subject area: Animal Care,Apprenticeships
Location: Holme Lacy
Additional Costs - £185.00

This charge identified is applicable to learners aged 16-18 who qualify for funding. Learners aged 19+ will have to pay this charge and possibly tuition and exam fees. This will depend on the course and any prior qualifications. For further information, please refer to the fees page of our website

* Fees are chargeable each year and the fees quoted will be for the current year only, if the course is more than 1 year further fees will be due next year.

About the course

Learn the professional skills necessary to understand the behaviours and enhance welfare of a broad collection of animals, from domestic pets to exotic birds and reptiles. Learning will be through a combination of classroom-based and practical workshops, utilising the fully equipped animal care unit. There will be more opportunities to visit animal care organisations, including Wolf Watch UK, Crufts, small businesses and The Cotswolds Wildlife Park. You will also have guest speakers throughout the year linking to your course units. These are designed to enhance your experience of this industry and improve employability skills.

Why choose us

You will have access to a range of specialist resources, including our amazing Animal Care unit which houses over 200 animals, including mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, amphibians and invertebrates (our goats being a new addition). Students also have access to our farm where they get the opportunity to help during lambing season. If you want to be part of the next generation of animal care specialists, this is the course for you!

What you could do next

Study options may include Level 3 in Animal Management Diploma or Animal Care Apprenticeship. Employment options may include kennels or catteries, animal sanctuaries, pet shops, doggy day care centres, zoo and farm parks.

Popular modules

  • Animal Feeding and Accommodation

  • Animal Behaviour and Handling

  • Animal Nursing

  • Maintain Health and Welfare

Assessment methods

Assessment will be via External exam, synoptic assignment & written assignments

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at Grade 3 or above (to include English, maths and science)