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Animal Care Level 2 Diploma at ProCo NW Ltd

Course description

This qualification is suited to learners who have some experience in the animal care industry and would like to develop their skills further.

The qualification allows learners to develop their underpinning knowledge of the subject whilst practising skills that could be used within employment in the animal care industry.

Course content

  • Undertake work-related experience in the land based industry
  • Introduction to principles and practices of animal behaviour and handling
  • Introduction to animal breeds and grooming
  • Contribute to the care of exotic animals

Entry requirements

Level 1 Functional Skills (or equivalent) and experince in working with animals.  


  • Written assessments
  • Assignments
  • Practical assessments

Financial information

To support progression and development each learner can apply for a bursary which is means tested and is dependent on attendance.

Future opportunities

After completing this course learners may wish to progress onto a Level 3 Animal Management Study Programme or an apprenticeship.

Further information

After completing this course, possible career opportunities include:

  • Pet shop assistant
  • Veterinary care assistant
  • Dog grooming assistant
  • Animal welfare officer
  • Animal boarding assistant


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 07 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 40 weeks
  • Course code: Animal Care Level 2 Diploma
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    • Wigan Skills Centre

      Our Wigan Skills Centre is located a few minutes walk from Wigan town centre. With excellent transport links the learning centre, on Prescott Street, is easily accessible.

      House in the learning centre is motor vehicle garage, fully-equied with a range of cars, machinery and tools.

      ProCo's brickwork, plastering, plumbing and joinery workshops are also located at the centre.

      We also have an excellent animal unit with built in mammal and reptile rooms. 

      Our centre for Veterinary Nursing is also located here.