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Animal Care Level 2 at Malvern Hills College

Course description

This course is ideal for those who want to work in the field of Animal Care and is suitable for a wide range of students in terms of age and circumstances.

Course content

What’s involved?

Subjects covered on this course will include:

  • Animal accommodation, feeding, health and wellbeing
  • Animal breeds and grooming
  • Animal behaviour and handling
  • Care of exotic animals
  • Two Functional Skills or GCSE or Enterprise qualifications
  • 150 hours ata work placement
How will I be studying?

You will be assessed through a combination of reports, projects and presentations. You will attend a work placement and work on an assignment linked to that placement. Classwork will be a mixture of group work and discussions with independent research and assignment writing. Practical work with the College animals will be part of the days work plus working visits to outside animal organisations.

Entry requirements

You will need four GCSEs at D or above, one of which should be English or Functional/Key Skills at Entry 3/Level 1, or a Level 1 Animal Care qualification. All applicants will need to have a successful interview and must be able to provide a reference.


Future opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Level 2 BTEC First Diploma in Animal Care (at Merit level or above), where you have demonstrated a strong commitment and capability in your course work and work experience, you may progress on to the Level 3 Animal Management qualification. The wide range of skills gained from the course helps many students to gain employment in kennels, catteries, rescue centres and pet shops.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 August 2016

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    • The Malvern campus has been a centre of excellence for Art and Crafts for many years. Malvern town centre is nearby with its leisure, theatre and shopping facilities and fabulous backdrop of the Malvern Hills.

      The campus has...

      ·         Professional hair and beauty therapy salons.

      ·         Dedicated hair and beauty teaching facilities.

      ·         Several art and crafts studios.

      ·         Exhibits of the students’ work.

      ·         The Malvern Community Learning Centre.

      ·         Fully equipped IT facilities.

      In addition to the Learning Resources Centre, and the Refectory.