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Level 3 Animal Care (Pet Care & Retail) Apprenticeship at ProCo NW Ltd

Course description

This apprenticeship will help learners get the skills and knowledge needed to do a job effectively in the animal care industry.


Course content

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

Entry requirements

  • Employed in an animal establishment including: dog groomers, dog day care centres, pet shops, rescue kennels.
  • 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
  • Farm worker (livestock)
  • Horse groomer
  • Dog handler
  • Animal technician
  • Kennel worker

Further information

Katie Miller, Animal Care Apprentice: "I love my apprenticeship. The staff at ProCo are friendly and very supportive; they help you as much as possible."

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.