Animal Care Level 2 Apprenticeship at Northumberland College
This course is for anyone who is employed in the animal care industry but who does not yet have a formal qualification at Level 2. You can start the Apprenticeship at any point in the year. We currently offer two pathways - animal care and welfare and dog grooming. If you have a passion for animal care or dog grooming then this is an excellent way to pursue a career in it. The skills and qualifications you will gain will help future career prospects as well as building confidence working with a range of animals. You will be working with animals such as rabbits, reptiles, primates and hoof stock and ensuring their health and welfare needs are met.
You will study a range of units including: Promote and maintain the health and well-being of animals Deliver basic treatments to animals Select and prepare accommodation for animals Maintain animal accommodation Control and restrain animals Moving animals between locations Risk assessments and health and safety Maintain and develop personal performance Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others You will gain valuable practical skills working and engaging with a range of animal species as well as learning methods and theories that are involved in animal care.
You should have two GCSEs at grade D or above, including English and maths, or a relevant Level 1 qualification and be employed in the animal care industry. Mature students will be considered on their experience and skill, regardless of their qualifications
Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including practical assessments/ observations, written assignments, and a written multi choice exam
After successfully completing the course you could progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Animal Care or into employment as a zoo/animal keeper, dog groomer, animal/dog trainer, dog warden or animal management technician.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northumberland College directly.