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Animal Studies Level 2 at Craven College

Course description

Learn about animals and their care in our on-site specialist animal units, with everything from chinchillas to snakes, goats to chickens and many, many more.

Enjoy this largely practical introduction to this sector and take your first steps to securing your dream role in animal care. Highlights include visits to zoos and animal centres; there will also be opportunity for work experience which is intended to develop existing knowledge in preparation for further study or employment.
You will benefit from state of the art facilities, indoor and outdoor purpose built animal units with a range of different species of animals, a dog grooming room and access to off-site resources. As well as practical handling of the animals on site you will be able to choose from units such as animal biology, health, training, feeding and many other aspects of the industry.
Our tutors are experts in their field and have worked in industry as well as growing their own companies to provide animal care and animal related products for the sector. 

Course content

  • Animal accommodation
  • Introduction to horse care / exotics (option)
  • Animal health & welfare
  • Animal biology 
  • Practical animal feeding
  • Principles & practices of animal behaviour & handling
  • Work related experience

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs 9-3 (A*-D) or Level 1 Diploma
English & Maths GCSEs 9-2 (A*- E)


Written and practical assessment

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Future opportunities


  • Level 3 Extended Certificate / Foundation Diploma in same / different subject
  • Apprenticeship


  • Animal Care/Welfare Assistant
  • Dog Trainer/Groomer/Warden
  • Pet Shop Assistant/Manager
  • RSPCA Inspector
  • Veterinary Nurse 
  • Zoo Keeper


Further information

At Craven College we want you to be successful both during your time here at College and anything you decide to do after College.

The support services within College exist to help support you to get the most out of your course:Craven College Support

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 August 2018
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