Animal Care - BTEC Level 2 at Yorkshire Coast College
The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care will provide a detailed introduction to Animal Care. Combining highly practical training with theoretical knowledge this exciting programme will give you the opportunity to study and work with a variety of animals.
The programme has a strong emphasis on enabling students to gain as much hands-on experience as possible that means all our Animal Care learners will be involved in the day-to-day care of all the animals onsite.
This programme would be perfect for anyone who wishes work with animals or who is interested in studying animal-related subjects in higher education, such as animal psychology or zoology.
The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care will consist of the following topics:
- Work Related Experience in the Land-based Industries
- Maintain Animal Accommodation
- Undertake Practical Animal Feeding
- Maintain Animal Health and Welfare
- Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Animal Behaviour and Handling
- Conservation and Improvement of British Habitats
- Introduction to Animal Breeds and Grooming
One GCSE grades C and 2 grade D's in academic subjects or a Level 1 vocational qualification.
You will be expected to have a keen interest in animals, a positive attitude and have good attendance.
Upon successful completion of the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care learners could progress on to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management where they will develop on the fundamental skills learnt at level 2 with a comprehensive understanding of animal management and biology.
Once you are fully trained there are plenty of opportunities on the Yorkshire Coast and the surrounding areas. Many past learners have gone on to have brilliant careers in some of the following areas:
- Dog Grooming
- Pet Stores/Retail
- Animal Welfare
- Kennel/ Cattery Management
- Veterinary Services
The local average annual wage on entry into a career in Animal Care - depending on qualification - is £10,000 - £19,000
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Yorkshire Coast College directly.