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Animal Care Level 2 Diploma at Berkshire College of Agriculture

Course description


BCA’s Animal Management Centre (AMC) has a reputation as one of the UK’s best college animal management facilities. We are also delighted to have been awarded with our zoo licence in 2015. The AMC has excellent industry links that provide outstanding opportunities for the development of students’ practical skills.

The AMC houses around 1,400 individual animals consisting of 140 species. The AMC comprises of five different sections to ensure that students get the best opportunity to study an array of different species, many of which are more familiar to a zoo setting.

The five sections of the animal centre are:

  • The Exotics House
  • Small Mammals and Kennels
  • Farm Livestock
  • Zoo
  • British Wildlife

Course content

Building on the skills learnt on the Level 1 Diploma, this course will enable you to develop your practical skills and knowledge and supports your progression onto further education or employment within the sector.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs or equivalent at E grade or above to include maths, English and science.

Future opportunities

Following successful completion of the Level 2, there is the option to progress to a suitable Level 3 Animal Management or Agriculture qualification. Eligibility depends on grades achieved, functional skills/ GCSE qualifications achieved and other conditions as determined by the department. You may also wish to seek employment and as a result of successful completion of the Level 2, you will be well placed to find a job in the industry which requires ‘hands-on’ practical skills.

Further information

All full-time students, aged between 16-18, will study GCSE or Functional Skills in Maths and English, if they don’t already hold an A*- C level GCSE in the subject. This is an integral part of their vocational study programme at BCA. Students over 19 are also encouraged to refresh and accredit their skills alongside vocational study.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Berkshire College of Agriculture directly.

Last updated date: 05 February 2016

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