Animal Care Diploma – Level 2

Our Level 2 Animal Care Diploma is designed to further develop your skills and knowledge to enable you to 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,skunks,reptiles and tenrecs. 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, handling and grooming animals, 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 gain valuable, transferable skills.

  • What will be studied
    • Behaviour and Handling
    • Maintain Health and Welfare
    • British Wildlife
    • Working in the Animal Care Industry
    • Feeding and Accommodation
    • Biology
  • What are the entry requirements?
    • 4 x GCSE's at grade 3 (formerly D) or above, including Maths and English.
  • Where does this course lead to?

    You can eventually apply for a job as a:-

    • 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
  • What qualifications will be gained?

    At the end of this one year course you will achieve a Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care.

  • How will this course be delivered?

    Tackling both practical work and academic theory, you will divide your time between Kidderminster College main campus and West Midlands Safari Park (which is just up the road from the college).

  • How will I be assessed?

    Assessment for this Level 2 Diploma will revolve around portfolio work.

  • How to get a place?

    Apply online at

    You will be required to attend an interview at the college to assess your suitability for the course.

  • Other Information:

    Students aged 19+ will be subject to fees. Student finance offers help with Advanced Learner Loans and support to students, please contact Learner Services on 01562 512003 or for more information.

    While on the course we would expect you to bring equipment to classes to assist with completing lesson tasks, such as;

    • Pens
    • Pencils
    • Memory stick
    • Notepad

    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.

  • Exam Board:
    City & Guilds

    On completion of this Level 2 Diploma you'll be able to move on to our Level 3 Diploma 


Start Date : September 2020 End Date : June 2021 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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