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Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care

This is an ideal course for anyone who would like to work in the animal care industry. You will build your practical skills and theory knowledge through working with a wide variety of animals on our animal unit and also through work experience placements in the animal care industry.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Animal Care
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Broomfield Hall

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/level-2-diploma-in-animal-care
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Course Information for Students

This is an ideal course for anyone who would like to work in the animal care industry. Combining theory and practical work, it includes a period of industry experience. You will build your practical skills and theory knowledge through working with a wide variety of animals on our animal unit and also through work experience placements in the animal care industry.

You need one of the following:

  • Introductory Diploma in a related subject

OR

  • Three GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above in English, Science and Maths

You should also have a standard of English and maths equivalent to Functional Skills Level 1 if you are progressing from a Level 1 qualification.  

If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject.

You will be interviewed by a member of animal care staff to make sure this course is right for you.

The course will cover:

  • Health and welfare
  • Practical animal feeding
  • Animal accommodation
  • Work-related experience
  • Basic principles of animal biology
  • Animal behaviour and handling
  • British wildlife species, habitats and rehabilitation

In addition to these units, you will study GCSE English and/or Maths if you do not have these at a grade 4 or the equivalent.

Combining theory and practical work, the course includes a period of industry experience. 

You will have the chance to take part in extra enrichment activities such as guest lectures, trips and assisting at open days. 

This course will be delivered on-site at Broomfield Hall.

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Derby College Group bottle green laboratory coat for practicals
  • Closed-toe flat steel toe-capped shoes/boots/wellingtons
  • Derby College Group polo and sweatshirt
  • Writing materials

Information on where to buy these will be given at enrolment.

Long hair is to be tied back and no nail varnish, false or long nails, ripped clothing, fake eyelashes or jewellery (including piercings) should be worn whilst on practical lessons. These rules are non-negotiable.

You will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence reflecting your achievements throughout the course, including written assignments and practical assessments. There will also be in class tests.

If you achieve well on this course, you could progress to the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Animal Management or go into employment or an apprenticeship.

Derby College Group offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Animal Care as well as a wide range of other land-based topics – please see the Derby College Group Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.

For more information contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering the curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Animal Care Services Occupations n.e.c.

£18433

Animal Care Services Occupations n.e.c.

Veterinary Nurses

£17640

Veterinary Nurses

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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DCG Success Stories

Annie Dowell

Annie Dowell

Kennel owner Annie loved every minute of Animal Care course

I loved absolutely every minute of my course and wish I could do it all again. I'm always recommending Broomfield to our dog walkers, who are young and keen to get into animal care.

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Course Information Last Updated On: May 10, 2022 3:49 pm