Animal Care - Level 2 at Askham Bryan College
Learn about animal care and develop the skills you need to care for and handle a variety of animals. There are lectures, talks from guest speakers, visits, practical sessions in the animal unit and work experience. Actual themes studied may differ and depend on the study centre.
Centres (Saltaire, Middlesbrough and Scarborough)
- General Animal Care Pathway
Course Themes*: • Plan and monitor animal feeding and accommodation • Maintain animal health and welfare • Animal handling • Breeds and grooming • Principles of animal biology • Care of exotics • English and maths
*Actual themes studied may differ and depend on the study centre.
The Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care at York allows learners to either select a specialist pathway.
- Zoo and Wildlife
This study programme has an emphasis placed upon companion (pet) type of animals.
Zoo and Wildlife Pathway:
Includes animal care across a variety of animals, but also extends to studying and experiences with zoological animals and large animals.
Level 2 Study Programmes:
4 GCSEs at grade 3 (old GCSE grade D) or above to include 2 from English, Maths and Science with at least a grade 2 (old GCSE grade E) in the remaining subject. Alternatively a suitable Level 1 vocational qualification with English and Maths at Level 1
Your timetable will include a mixture of practical work and classroom (theory) sessions. Vocational programmes are normally assessed through a variation of programme assignments, practical assessment and formal time constrained assessments/examinations.
For financial information please contact Student Support on 01904 772201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further study: A Level 3 in Animal Management.
Careers: Work with animal collections, welfare sanctuaries, boarding and breeding establishments, pet shops etc.
How to apply
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