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Level 2 Diploma in Practical Animal Care Skills

This is a College certificate course; however, you will gain industry recognised qualifications awarded by City & Guilds for each unit achieved. It is a one-year course aimed at supporting you to achieve qualifications to work as a dog walker/pet sitter and it will also provide information and guidance on starting your own business. There will be elements of theory and practical lessons to develop your skills and knowledge.

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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-practical-animal-care-skills
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Course Information for Students

This is a College certificate course; however, you will gain industry recognised qualifications awarded by City & Guilds for each unit achieved. It is a one-year course aimed at supporting you to achieve qualifications to work as a dog walker/pet sitter and it will also provide information and guidance on starting your own business. There will be elements of theory and practical lessons to develop your skills and knowledge.

You need a pass in a Level 2 Diploma in Animal Management programme.

In addition to any Maths and English CGSE/Functional Skills qualifications that are necessary, the course consists of:

  • Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Dog Walking
  • Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Pet Sitting
  • Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Animal Health, Husbandry and Handling

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

You will need to supply your own:

  • PPE (lab coat and steel toe-capped footwear)
  • Stationery and notebooks

You will be assessed via oral tests, written and practical assessments. 

After completing this course, it will be possible for you to become a dog walker or pet sitter or to work in other similar related fields. Alternatively, you can apply for an apprenticeship.

For more information contact Derby College 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 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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Course Information Last Updated On: August 2, 2022 10:19 am