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Animal Care C&G Diploma Level 2 at Kingston Maurward College

Course description

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.

Course content

Unit include:

  • 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)

Entry requirements

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.

Financial information

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.

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 26 April 2016
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