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Animal Care BTEC Diploma Level 2 at Weston College

Course description

This is a practical study programme, where you will work hands-on with a wide range of animals.

This study programme will include the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care, which includes a number of units which include; animal feeding, health and welfare, animal behaviour, breeding and grooming and animal nursing.

This study programme is designed to improve your employment prospects by providing you with opportunities to develop your personal and vocational skills. The course will prepare you for employment in pet shops, with animal collections, animal rescue and possibly veterinary surgeries.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D or above or a Level 1 qualification.


Observations of practical activities, group work, coursework, presentations and examinations.

Future opportunities

Progress to:

  • Animal Management, BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Horse Management, BTEC Extended Diploma (*subject to a riding assessment)
  • Other Level 3 study programmes.
Job/career opportunities:

Animal Technician, Kennel and cattery staff, Police dog handlers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Weston College directly.

Last updated date: 19 May 2016

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