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Animal Care Level 2 Extended Certificate at ProCo NW Ltd

Course description

The qualification is ideal for learners who wish to work within the animal care industry or progress onto further education or training. The qualification allows learners to develop underpinning knowledge whilst practising skills that could be used within employment in the animal care industry.

On site we accommodate 26 different species of animals which include small domestic mammals, reptiles and farm livestock. Learners have the opportunity to work with the animals during the course.

Course content

  • Maintain animal health and welfare
  • Undertake practical animal feeding
  • Maintain animal accomodation
  • Introduction to animal breeds and grooming

Entry requirements

Level 1 qualification in Functional Skills (or equivalent) and have experience 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 Care Study Programme or onto an apprenticeship.

Further information

After completing this course potential careers include:

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

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: 22 October 2018
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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.