Animal Care Level 2 at Peterborough Regional College
If you enjoy practical work and working outdoors with animals, then this course could be for you. The course will provide you with skill development to work with a variety of animals. You will have access to a variety of animals including pet animals, farm
animals and exotic animals, enabling you to build up confidence
along with your practical skills. This course is also a good stepping stone onto careers such as: animal grooming, kennels, catteries, retail, rescue centre work and visitor centres.
• Develop skills in maintaining animal accommodation • Functional or GCSE Maths and English • Learn employment and team working skills • Develop animal care skills and correct handling techniques • Develop an understanding of animal health and feeding • Animal behaviour and training techniques • Caring for a wide variety of farm animals, pet breeds and exotic species • Animal breeds and grooming • Employability and team working skills • Mandatory work experience placement required
You will need 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (D). A relevant Level 1 qualification would be an advantage.
Your tutor will assess you by observing your practical skills during the sessions, additionally written assignments, discussions, and video/voice recordings, production of photographs, posters and leaflets will be used to assess you. Your tutor will also provide you with feedback to develop your skills and knowledge to industry standards.
You will be required to buy protective clothing such as safety boots, work clothes and water proof outdoor clothing. Stationery such as pens, pencils, a writing pad and folder will also be essential. Visits to local attractions and organisations will be arranged throughout your course and some additional entry fees may be required.
This course will prepare you for a variety of work and animal careers including open farms, pet shops (retail), animal sanctuaries, catteries, dog kennels and welfare organisations. The completion of this course (along with the achievement of functional skills) can enable you to progress to a Level 3 qualification, such as Animal Management Level 3. (Achieving a merit level for this level 2 programme would be an advantage when looking to progress to the level 3 course in Animal Mangement).
You will be required to attend a Welcome Event, details will be provided upon application.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Peterborough Regional College directly.