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Full-Time & A Level Courses

Animal Care City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate

Level 2

Course code: M07D101
Type: Full Time, A Level & T Level > Full Time
Duration: 1 year
Subject area: Animal Care,Apprenticeships
Location: Walford
Additional Costs - £60.00

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

You will develop the practical skills, knowledge and behaviours to help you take a step closer to working in the industry or further progression. You will gain knowledge in the basics of animal health, husbandry, welfare, behaviour and biology and will develop industry skills and behaviours.

What qualification will I gain?

City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care

Why choose us

The course develops your skills, confidence and knowledge in a friendly and welcoming environment. Our specialist resources and staff will help you gain valuable experience and confidence with a range of exotic and domestic animals, including alpaca, snakes, birds, livestock and fish. The programme includes trips, visits and talks with a wide range of industry specialists.

What you could do next

City & Guilds Level 3 Technical Diploma in Animal Management or equivalent qualifications. Level 2 or Level 3 apprenticeships. Employment options may include animal care technician, assistant kennels or cattery technician, zoological collections assistant.

Popular modules

  • Breeds and Grooming

  • Animal Behaviour and Handling

  • Animal Health &Welfare

  • Animal Nursing

Assessment methods

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

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE grade 3 (D) or above incl. maths & English or a Level 1 Diploma at Merit or above with equivalent English and maths.