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).
- Health and safety
- Maintaining the health and wellbeing of animals
- Maintaining animal accommodation
- Preparing and providing food
- Controlling and restraining animals.
- 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.
These apprenticeships usually take between 12 and 36 months to complete.
More advanced courses are available at the College for further progression.
Work in kennels and catteries, pet shops, veterinary practices, animal sanctuaries, animal welfare organisations, charities, zoos and many more.
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.
MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training
Our new MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training course launches at Riseholme in September... Find out how Sandra, a student at our partner College - Bishop Burton, goton from graduating as Student of the Year to pursuing a career within bovine welfare monitoring.
Q: Tell us about your current role?
A: The MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Training from Bishop Burton College gave me the confidence to accept work in bovine welfare monitoring at a DIY artificial insemination course for farmers.
Q: How have the skills you learnt at Bihop Burton College helped within your role?
A: As a result of the experience I gained from the course, I was able to search the literature, critically analyse relevant research, adapt it and fuse it with my veterinary knowledge to design a welfare monitoring programme. In addition, the course also equipped me with the ability to teach farmers about bovine welfare through the medium of PowerPoint.