Vocational Course

Animal Care BTEC Level 2

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About this course

During this introductory Animal Care course you will undertake theory-based lessons, along with some practical work related to the correct care and husbandry of a large range of animals.

What will I learn?

During the course you will complete 7 units including:

  • Animal Biology
  • Animal Health & Welfare
  • Animal Behaviour & Handling
  • Animal Feeding
  • Animal Accommodation
  • Care of Exotics
  • Work Experience (Mandatory Unit)

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by assignment-based coursework and some practical work.

What do I need?

General Requirements

  • 3 GCSEs with 1 subject at grade D and English and Maths at grade 2 (grade E)

Specific Requirements

  • Science at grade D

In certain circumstances we will accept variations to this entry guide and create a personalised programme.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - including the BTEC in Animal Management and the Work Based Animal Care Level 3 Diploma
  • Careers - potential job opportunities in pet shops, kennels and catteries

Additional Information

In order to complete the course you must complete 75 hours of work experience within an approved animal-based work placement.

Visits will include the Guide Dogs for the Blind training and breeding centres.