BTEC Animal Care Level 2
Agriculture & Animal Care
Mode of Study
02 September 2020
Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above to include either Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh 1st Language; or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification in the relevant vocational area to include either GCSE Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh 1st Language grade
In a nutshell
This is a one-year, full time course which provides you with the knowledge and skills to be able to work with a range of animals
This course is for you if...
... You’re interested in animal science and behaviour
... You want to gain hands on experience working with a variety of animals
... You want a combination of classroom study and practical work
What will I be doing?
This is an academic course, supported by a reasonable amount of practical work with animals. You’ll also get the opportunity to develop skills through a one week work placement.
- Animal accommodation
- Animal feeding
- Animal health
- Work experience
- Animal behaviour
- Horse care
You’ll also have the opportunity to achieve a practical qualification (Level 1 Work-based Award in Animal Care). This practical qualification provides the evidence of the skills you’ll acquire working with animals.
During the practical sessions, you’ll work with animals in our well stocked animal care unit, which houses a range of animals from ferrets and chipmunks, to snakes and spiders. You’ll also work with the sheep and cattle on The Rhadyr Farm and horses at the equine centre at the Usk Campus.
The course is assessed through practical assessment and written assignments to demonstrate your understanding and you’ll achieve the following qualifications:
What is expected of me?
To qualify for this course, you’ll need a minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above to include either Maths/Maths Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language, or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification in the relevant vocational area to include either GCSE Maths/Maths Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language grade
Full commitment to attendance is required, as well as respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation. You’ll be expected to participate in all practical sessions with the animals and hand in all assignments on time. You’ll be continually assessed and there is an expectation that you’ll continue your studies and coursework/work placement during your own time
What comes next?
Level 3 Extended Diploma Animal Management (with Science) or employment in related industries such as grooming parlours, pet stores, veterinary practices, catteries, farms and kennels.
You’ll need to have an up-to-date tetanus injection before commencing work with the animals.
You’ll need to purchase steel toe capped wellingtons and overalls to wear when you are working with the farm animals. You can purchase these from the college for approximately £35 when you enrol.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Call 01495 333 777 to speak to our Student Recruitment team
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