Course: City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Work-based Animal Care

City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Work-based Animal Care

Course Overview

If you are working in a kennel and/or cattery environment it is more important than ever to make sure you have suitable training or experience in accordance with the new ‘The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018’. This level two Ofqual accredited City & Guilds qualification complies with the requirement of this new legislation.

An effective combination of classroom and online learning, and development and assessment of practical skills in the workplace, makes learning relevant to your day to day work.

Key Facts

Location: Work-based learning and one day college attendance at either Huntingdon, North London or Leeds.

Start date: To be confirmed.

Attendance: Delegates will attend one day at College for classroom tuition, have access to online course materials via our Virtual Learning Environment and be visited in their place of work by a Work-based Learning Assessor.

Duration: Approximately three weeks

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Course Content

You will look at the following areas:

  • Select, prepare and maintain animal accommodation
  • Prepare and provide food and water


You will complete:

  • Two case logs; one will focus on accommodation and the other on feeding
  • Observation in the workplace; you will be observed by a College assessor in your workplace to look at your application of knowledge in the workplace
  • Question book
Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic requirements, however you should be working in a suitable animal care environment such as a kennel or cattery to undertake the course.

Course Fees

Course fees must be paid in full prior to the start of the course.

Course fees

£750 + Awarding body fees* (these are currently £139.20).

Funding support may be available depending on the learner’s individual circumstances.

* Awarding Body Fees are payable by all students or employers and recharged at cost and may be subject to change.

Sources of financial help can be found on our student finance page. Before making any financial decision it is recommended that you seek advice from an independent source, for example the Money Advice Service.

These are current figures and may be subject to change. The differences in course fees reflect the level of funding that is available as a result of government policies and priorities. These may be as a result of age, employment status, previous education achievements, or location for example, and are outside the control of The College of Animal Welfare.

What Next?

You may wish to build on the level 2 award by progressing onto the Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Animal Care course. Your award will give you exemptions from some of the units on the diploma.

CAW Connect

After you complete your studies with The College of Animal Welfare, you will be invited to join our alumni association, CAW Connect. CAW Connect is a social networking website and education hub which gives you the opportunity to connect with other alumni, enjoy industry discounts, make use of exclusive careers advice and resources, find new job opportunities and keep up-to-date with the latest industry news. Find out more about CAW Connect


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