Course: BTEC Level 2 in Animal Care

Department: Animal Management

Type: 16+

Duration: One year

The Course

This is a practical, work-related course, which will provide you with a sound foundation for your future career in small animal or behaviour training. Including a mix of practical, classroom, and work-based study, the course equips you with a wide range of animal husbandry skills that can be built upon with further study, or put to use in the animal care profession.

As well as the Diploma, Level 2 Animal Care can be studied at Certificate and Extended Certificate.

What You Study

  • Animal biology
  • Health and welfare of animals
  • Creating and maintaining appropriate animal accommodation
  • Feeding and nutrition
  • Exotic species
  • Work experience and employability skills
  • English and Maths, as required.

How To Apply

Application is via our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3 or D or equivalent, preferably including Science, and English and Maths. Equivalent qualifications may also be considered.

Summer Hurdley

BTEC Level 3 in Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare)

Summer had always wanted to work with animals, but didn’t know in what capacity.

Now, having spent time studying Animal Management at Riseholme College, she is determined to one day run her own zoo to help educate others about exotic wildlife.

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