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Level 3 Animal Care (Animal Care & Welfare) at ProCo NW Ltd

Course description

This apprenticeship is suited to young people who would like a career in the animal care industry and need the correct skill set and knowledge to work effectively within this industry.

Course content

  • Implement, monitor and evaluate plans for the health and welfare of animals
  • Promote, monitor and maintain helaht, safety and security of the workplace
  • Plan the handling and restraint of animals
  • Plan, supervise and control the movement of animals
  • Plan the accommodation of animals
  • Monitor and evaluate the accomodation of animals
  • Select animals for training
  • Design individual training programmes for animals
  • Implement individual trraining programmes for animals
  • Evaluate and improve training programmes which enable animals to achieve specific objectives  

Entry requirements

  • Employed in animal care establishments: dog day care centres, rescue kennels, grooming centres, pet shops
  • Previous level 2 animal care qualification, where possible


  • Practical assessments
  • Written assessments
  • Assignments
  • Exams

Financial information

Apprenticeship wage.

Future opportunities

Potential careers, after completing this qualification, include:

  • Assistant dog groomer
  • Horse groomers
  • Pet shop assistant
  • Kennel worker
  • Animal technician

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.