Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Animal Care :: Riseholme College

Course: Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Animal Care

Department: Animal Management

Type: Apprenticeship

Duration: 12 to 36 months

The Course

As an apprentice you will have a job and earn a wage whilst building up knowledge and skills within the animal care industry. These apprenticeships are a framework of qualifications made up of a Diploma in Work-Based Animal Care, Functional Skills (English and Maths), Employee Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS).

Units You May Study

Intermediate Apprenticeship

  • Health and safety
  • Maintaining the health and wellbeing of animals
  • Maintaining animal accommodation
  • Preparing and providing food
  • Controlling and restraining animals.

 Advanced Apprenticeship

  • Safety and security of the workplace
  • Planning for the health and welfare of animals
  • Planning the handling and restraint of animals
  • Maintaining the behaviour, health and welfare of animals.

Entry Requirements

For the Intermediate Apprenticeship, you must have have GCSE English and Maths at grade E or 3 or equivalent. For the Advanced Apprenticeship, you must have achieved a Level 2 qualification in Animal Care and have GCSE English and Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent. For both levels, you must also pass an initial assessment, secure work as an apprentice and have one satisfactory reference.

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.