Animal Care C&G Diploma Level 2 at Kingston Maurward College
Working with animals is a challenging but truly rewarding career
This exciting course offers you the opportunity to develop your interests and skills in caring for a wide variety of animals and their varying environments whilst preparing you for employment or progression to further courses.
This course contains a mix of lectures, demonstrations and practical work aimed to give you a more indepth understanding of biology and behaviour PLUS one day a week work experience at an animal related organisation.
- Animal health and welfare
- Animal feeding and accommodation
- Work-related experience
- Animal biology
- Animal behaviour and handling
- Care of exotic animals
- Functional Skills (English and maths)
4 GCSEs at Grade D or above (including English Language, Maths and Science) or a Level 2 Extended Certificate in Animal Care at Distinction level or a Level 1 Diploma in Animal Care and minimum GCSE Grade D in English Language, Maths and Science and Level 1 Functional Skills. A genuine interest in animals, willingness to learn and the ability to cope with written work in a classroom environment is essential and recent experience of working with animals is required. A work placement for 1 day a week in an animal establishment must be secured. You must be prepared to work outside in all weathers with a wide range of animals.
Courses leading to a qualification are FREE for British citizens, aged under 19 years on 31 August in the academic year you start your course.* However, there may be some additional costs for clothing/kit and trips depending on your course. You can apply to the Bursary Fund for extra help towards the cost of transport, food, equipment or childcare.
Kennel and cattery Assistant - Animal care worker - Trainee Zoo Keeper - Dog Grooming Assistant - Animal Nursing Assistant - Veterinary Nurse Training, Pet shop Assistant
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kingston Maurward College directly.