Course: Open Awards Level 2 Certificate in Animal Care

Department: Animal Management

Type: 16+

Duration: One year

The Course

This new course is designed to serve the needs of all aspects of the animal sector, including companion animals, feeding and watering of animals including aspects of animal linked to the animal management industry and provide the basis for progression into further training, technical and practical skills you will need in your career. You will also have the opportunity to gain vital work experience in local animal businesses to develop industry knowledge and skills, try out the career you have set your sights on.

You will have the exciting opportunity to work with a range of species in our highly prized and industry relevant animal unit, including; cockroaches and crickets, exotics animals to meerkats, ferrets and more. 

What You Study

  • Introduction to the land-based industry
  • Handling animals theory and practical
  • Health and welfare theory and practical
  • Accommodation theory and feeding practical
  • Feed and water theory
  • Provide controlled exercise theory and practical
  • English and Maths, as required.

How To Apply

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

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Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 2 / 3 or equivalent, or a relevant Level 1 qualification. A satisfactory academic reference is also needed.

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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