Animal Studies Level 2

Learn about animals and their care in our brand new on-site £1.6m Animal Management Centre, with specialist rooms for fish, invertebrates, nocturnals, rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, plus quarantine and isolation rooms. There will be a dedicated dog exercise area and grooming room, outdoor and indoor aviaries, outdoor runs for ducks, hens, geese and rabbits, and a wildlife area.

Course Level:
Level 2
Duration:
1 Year
Campus:
Aireville Campus
Awarding Body:
City & Guilds

Overview

Enjoy this largely practical introduction to Animal Studies and take your first steps to secure your dream role in Animal Care. Highlights include visits to zoos and animal centres; there will also be the opportunity for work experience which is intended to develop existing knowledge in preparation for further study or employment.

You will benefit from our brand new £1.6m Animal Management Centre, where you will be based. You will have access to our new facilities which include specialist rooms for fish, invertebrates, nocturnals, rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, plus quarantine and isolation rooms. There will be a dedicated dog exercise area and grooming room, outdoor and indoor aviaries, outdoor runs for ducks, hens, geese and rabbits, and a wildlife area.

As well as practical handling of the animals on site you will be able to choose from units such as animal biology, health, training, feeding and many other aspects of the industry.

Our tutors are experts in their field and have worked in industry as well as growing their own companies to provide animal care and animal related products for the sector.

Modules

  • Animal Accommodation
  • Introduction to Horse Care/Exotics (option)
  • Animal Health & Welfare
  • Animal Biology
  • Practical Animal Feeding
  • Principles & Practices of Animal Behaviour & Handling
  • Work Experience

Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSEs 9-3 (A*-D) or Level 1 Diploma including English & Maths GCSEs 9-2 (A*- E)

Progression

Career

Your choices may include:

  • Animal Care/Welfare Assistant
  •  Dog Trainer/Groomer/Warden
  •  Pet Shop Assistant/Manager
  •  RSPCA
  •  Zoo Keeper Assistant

Academic

Your choices may include:

  • Animal Studies Level 3
  • Apprenticeship

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