Animal Care level 2 Diploma

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This qualification is awarded by Pearson and is for learners who want to start a career in animal care.

This course is designed for post-16 learners. It is an ideal qualification for those intending to progress directly to employment in animal care, or to an animal care Apprenticeship.

What I'll learn

You will gain work-elated experience in the land-based industries and recieve a formal introduction to the principles and practices of animal behaviour and handling.

You'll be responsible for:

  • maintaining animal accommodation
  • Practical animal feeding
  • Maintaining animal health and welfare



How I'll learn

At the end of this course, you will gain an Animal Care BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma.

With this qualification you could progress to Animal Management Level 3 National Foundation Diploma, an Apprenticeship or employment in the industry.


Entry Requirements

You must be the holder of at least 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D–E) or above, including Maths, English and a Science subject, or a Level 1 qualification at Merit or above. You will need to be comfortable working with a range of animals. 

You must wear sturdy footwear and a College sweatshirt and poloshirt.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘apply now’ on your chosen programme page.

You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.