Our Technical Certificate in Animal Care is designed to help you recognise the signs of health, welfare and feeding for a variety of animals. Throughout the course you will work with a number of different species of animals including, ferrets, goats, reptiles and chickens. You will also study the care of exotic animals, exploring, sourcing and transporting the different species along with preparing and maintaining appropriate accommodation.
You'll get an introduction to important topics in Animal Care - you can choose from things like feeding and handlings, looking after their accommodation and understanding their health and welfare.You will also cover the science behind animal behaviour, take part in work experience and have the opportunity to gain valuable, transferable skills.
Behaviour and Handling
Maintain Health and Welfare
Working in the Animal Care Industry
Feeding and Accommodation
In order to gain a place on this course, you will need:
There are so many career possiblities once you have this qualification under your belt! After you've gone through and completed Level 3 Animal Care with KC, you can start looking at careers such as:
Animal Centre/Shelter Worker, Kennel or Cattery Worker, Pet Shop Assistant, Farm Worker (livestock), Animal Physiotherapist, Animal Technician, Applied Animal Behaviourist, Dog Trainer, Kennel Worker, Zoo Keeper
At the end of this one year course you will achieve a Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care
All practical and theory elements of the course will take place at WMSP
Assessment for this Level 2 Technical Certificate will revolve around internal assessments, both written and practical, externally set exams and practical assessments. Moderation will be externally assessed by City & Guilds.
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Students aged 19+ will be subject to fees. Student finance offers help with Advanced Learner Loans and support to students, please contact Student Services on 01562 512003 or email@example.com for more information.
While on the course we would expect you to bring equipment to classes to assist with completing lesson tasks, such as;
Due to the nature of the course, you will be spending a considerable amount of time outside and in potentially adverse weather conditions. We ask that you bare this in mind and dress appropriately , warmly and invest in some waterproofs. You will require your own set of overalls and sturdy boots for all practical activities.
After you've completed KC's Animal Care Level 2 Diploma, you can move on to: