Animal Care (Level 2)
About This Course
Why Choose this course?
An Apprenticeship in Animal Care is the ideal course if you are looking for a qualification in animal care where the emphasis is on gaining practical experience and knowledge to back this up.
Apprenticeships allow you to ‘Earn whilst you learn’ meaning not only will you gain a nationally recognised City & Guilds qualification, you will have the opportunity to experience real day-to-day work as an employee.
Apprentices aged 19 and under will receive, at a minimum, the National Minimum Wage for Apprenticeships (£2.65 per hour).
Apprentices aged 19 and over will receive a minimum of £2.65 per hour in their first year and then receive, at a minimum, the full National Minimum Wage, appropriate to their age, in subsequent years.
I have found this course invaluable and a great step to a higher qualification when I have completed this course. I have been able to earn a wage whilst gaining experience and a qualification. This course is great for students who want to learn, but don’t like the classroom environment as it is all based around your working life
Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Animal Care
The Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Animal Care consists of the following:
- City & Guilds NPTC Diploma in Work Based Animal Care Level 2
- Functional Skills Maths Level 1
- Functional Skills English Level 1
- Completion of the Lantra Employer Rights and Responsibilities Workbook - Animal Care
You will be able to choose between the following Apprenticeship pathways to suit your interests and employment needs:
- Animal Care and Welfare
- Zoos/Wildlife Establishments
- Dog Grooming
- Pet Care and Retail
- Animal Training
In order to join this programme you will need to be employed in a suitable animal care environment. If you are having trouble finding a suitable position please contact us, we may be able to help.
You will need to complete a portfolio and pass work based practical assessments and take on-line assessments to establish knowledge and experience. You will be assessed and supported by one of the College’s assessors and will be mentored by your employer in the workplace.
Progression & Employment Prospects
Once you have completed this programme you may wish to continue your learning by undertaking the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Animal Care.
Information on the required employer contribution is available on request.
Find an apprenticeship job vacancy with the:
Apprenticeship Vacancy Matching Service
Further apprenticeship information:
About Apprenticeships / All Apprenticeship Courses / apprenticeships.org.uk
Not everyone may be interested in undertaking an Apprenticeship and yet would still like to undertake a work-based learning qualification. Unfortunately in such circumstances funding support is not available and therefore full course fees shall apply.