Course: Animal Care Level 2

Study Level

Level 2

Course Code



Great Yarmouth Campus


1 Year



These courses will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the animal care sector. You will gain theoretical and practical hands-on experience, and this will be accompanied by a greater understanding on key themes such as animal health and welfare, feeding and accommodation, exotics, science and British habitats.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in a work placement in a local animal care setting. Many of our students have undertaken placements at Africa Alive!, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, dog rescue centres, local vet practices, charities, conservation trusts and animal sanctuaries.

Why study with us:

  • Our success rates are well above national average with exceptional high grade achievement
  • Excellent links with local employers, leading to work placements
  • Unit specific trips to zoos, sancturaries, UEA and more to hear from experts in the field
  • Great progression routes to apprenticeships and higher education


Five GCSEs at Grade 3 or above including English, maths and a science or have completed the Animal Care Level 1 course

This course is for students who have a passion for animals who are keen on understanding the development of the animals and the essentials for the care needs of the animals.

It is also aimed at students who have not achieved Grade 4 or above in English/maths and so will be taking these functional skills qualifications alongside the main animal science course.

The course is science based and so an interest in science is also required.


Assessed by assignments which are graded. GCSE qualifications are assessed through coursework and formal examinations. You will also complete 150 hours of work placement within the animal care sector throughout the year.


Animal Care is an excellent course if you want to go on to study a degree in subjects such as veterinary nursing, animal rehabilitation, ecology, conservation or animal welfare.

You can progress to the Animal Management Level 3 course, an apprenticeship or employment

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