(Level 2 Diploma)
About This Course
Why Choose this course?
This is a one year, full-time, course run at our Huntingdon centre. Awarded by City & Guilds, it is an ideal introductory course for those wishing to begin a career working with animals and looking for a good, solid foundation to reflect this. Many of our past students have subsequently gained employment in kennels and catteries, veterinary practices, zoos and other similar establishments.
This further education course is supported by Huntingdonshire Regional College.
I have had such a great time, not just learning about animal care but also really improving my ICT skills which were decidedly 20th century. The other students have been great too, really welcoming and friendly, not what I thought returning to education as a 40 year old would be. Best of all for me is the work placements, you really get an insight into where you would like to be in the future. So it's been a good year so far learning lots, making friends and spending lots of time with animals, a real pleasure all round.
Level 2 Diploma in Animal Caree
This course is taught in an applied manner, such that you will spend a considerable amount of time undertaking practical experience at a variety of work placements, with the remaining time spent studying the principles and practices of animal care and management in the classroom.
Course units are subject to change but examples include:
- Maintain Animal Health and Welfare
- Undertake Practical Feeding
- Maintain Animal Accommodation
- Undertake Work Related Experience in the Land-Based Industries
- Understand the Basic Principles and Practices of Animal Behaviour and Handling
- Introduction to Grooming Dogs
- Understand the Basic Principles of Animal Biology
Students will have the opportunity to study Functional English and Functional Maths as part of their programme of study.
Students will be assessed by written and practical assignments.
Recommended reading for this programme will be provided at induction.
Previous students have gone on to find employment in various types of animal establishments from veterinary practices to zoos. Alternatively you could go on to study for the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management course provided by the College or other animal related qualifications which, in turn, could lead to Higher Education i.e. University.
The Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care offers you a variety of knowledge about the care for animals by undertaking practical lessons as well as fun packed theory lessons. The tutors are friendly and treat every individual equally. You can feel confident talking to them about any problems you may have
Hannah Whitlock & Rosie Boyle
Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care