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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This 12-week programme, running from September to December 2020, will enable you to build up your skillset for roles within the animal management sector.  You will cover a range of topics and enhance both your theoretical knowledge and practical skills.  

The programme is aimed at those students who have secured a placement opportunity with a relevant employer, starting from January 2021, or for students aged 19+ aiming to gain further practical and theoretical knowledge and skills to support their future apprenticeship or employment applications.

The course will include attendance at Broomfield Hall, remote learning via the Microsoft Teams platform, and the undertaking of relevant work experience within a placement of your choice.  The programme will offer you guidance on the industry, career routes and pathways, and a broad range of key discussion points to help you within your chosen career.

Entry requirements

You need to have obtained a Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject.

You will also be required to have obtained GCSE English/Maths at grade 2/D.

Relevant industry experience is advantageous.

Course Content

You will cover a range of topics including but not limited to:

  • Animal Nutrition
  • Legislation
  • Animal Science
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Handling
  • Canine First Aid

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through written essays, professional discussions and practical observations.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to purchase the necessary PPE such as steel toe-cap boots, a lab coat and the DCG uniform T-shirt/jumper.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You can progress into an apprenticeship, should you have secured a suitable employer, or other employment in the sector.

Careers

  • Zoo Keeper
  • Dog Groomer
  • Welfare Assistant
  • Kennel and Cattery Worker

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Zoe Longdon

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Former dog warden Zoe Longdon, 43, said she gained essential support, skills and confidence at Broomfield Hall, while working for her City and Guilds Level 2 certificate in Dog Grooming.
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She said level of training provided by lecturer Sue Oliver was above that which can be expected at Level 2 – and the course offered good value for money in comparison to the privately run equivalents  she researched.

“I started in business last summer. Now I’ve got 85 clients and I’m going from strength-to-strength.  I’ve achieved my dream and I’m loving every day.”

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