Animal Care Level 2 Extended Certificate/Diploma
Great Yarmouth Campus
You will gain theoretical and practical experience of caring for animals in a variety of settings: e.g. the classroom, your work placement and on exciting trips and visits. You will also continue your English and Maths GCSE to achieve the 4 grades required for level 3.
The units covered in the first year are:
Practical Animal Health, Animal Biology and Health, Work Placement, Animal Welfare, Animal Behaviour, Feeding accommodating and moving animals.
Five GCSEs at Grade 3 or above including English, maths and a science or have completed the Animal Care and Science 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 a 90 hour work placement with the animal care sector in the last term.
You can progress to the Animal Management Level 3 course, an apprenticeship or employment