What can I do to strengthen my application?

Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care (Full-Time)

We are looking for students who have a passion for working with animals. You must be able to demonstrate your commitment to achieving the qualification and your desire to join a thriving profession where you can really make a difference.

Work experience

Any relevant animal related work experience over and above the minimum requirements of one week will be looked on favourably and will demonstrate that you understand the profession you will be joining. Work experience can give you a real insight into the work involved with animals. Ensure you make the most of your opportunity whilst there, getting involved and asking questions. The placement where you do your work experience will need to provide a reference to support your application so it is important that you show your willingness to learn and make a good impression.

Qualifications and hobbies

You must ensure that you have achieved the entry requirements for this programme. In addition to these, any relevant additional qualifications or courses/training you can undertake will not only look good on your CV but may help you when you are on the programme. You may also have animal related hobbies/interests, ensure all these are mentioned on your application.


Unlike many colleges, we have our own placement liaison team who will make every effort to find you placements in a variety of establishments. It is vital that you have the means to be able to travel and get to a variety of placements as this is an essential part of your course. Please consider this requirement carefully when applying.

Prompt completion of paperwork

Please ensure all application paperwork is completed fully and promptly. Without some key pieces of information your application will not be able to progress in the system.

To start your application, please fill in our online application form.