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Animal Care Level 2 Apprenticeship at Badgehurst Training Ltd

Course description

This programme is designed for people who are new to animal care (or recent recruits) and are working as an assistant to another member or members of staff.

Course content

On the intermediate apprenticeship in animal care you will study for the following qualifications:

  • City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Work-Based Animal Care
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 1.

Other non-certificates components of the programme include:

  • Induction to apprenticeship
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Be Safe! (health and safety)

Entry requirements

To undertake an intermediate apprenticeship you must be employed in an animal care job for a minimum of 30 hours per week.  If you already have a job, and your employer agrees, you can join an apprenticeship.  If you are seeking employment in animal care you can find your own Employer or apply for a job through the apprenticeship vacancies service.   All apprentices need to have contract of employment and earn at least the the national minimum wage for apprentices

There are no formal academic requirements for the intermediate apprenticeship in animal care but you should have a love of animals, a genuine interest in their welfare, and be prepared to get your hands dirty!  You should have at least basic numeracy and literacy skills on which the apprenticeship will build.


We use a range of assessment methods on this programme, including observation of practical performance (in the workplace), questioning, assignments, case studies, witness statements, tasks and tests.

Future opportunities

Once you have completed the intermediate apprenticeship in animal care you could be able to to progress onto:

  • the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Animal Care
  • other level 3 advanced apprenticeships such as customer service or management
  • further education to undertake management, business related or other qualifications.

Typical jobs apprentices will be able to progress onto on completion of the Level 2 intermediate apprenticeship will depend on the qualifications and experience gained, but could include: zoo/animal keeper; dog groomer, dog warden and animal management technician.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Badgehurst Training Ltd directly.

Last updated date: 18 November 2016

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