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Animal Care and Welfare Assistant Apprenticeship

Level 2

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Key Info

Learning Area   Animal Management & Veterinary Nursing
Delivery Mode   Work-based
Duration   12-18 Months

Dates & Locations

Location   Duchy College Rosewarne
Start Date   As required


Location   Duchy College Stoke Climsland
Start Date   As required


During this Level 2 Animal Care Apprenticeship you will learn to develop and demonstrate competence in a range of areas, enabling you to progress onto the Level 3 course.

If you are passionate about animals and would love a job where you work with them every day, then a career in animal management is for you. As an apprentice you will work with a range of animals and learn more about their health, welfare, handling and supervision, as well as earning money at the same time.

Working with animals can be an extremely rewarding career, where no two days are the same and you can gain hands-on training with this Level 2 apprenticeship. To study this course you must have relevant employment within the animal care sector. If you need help to find an employer, please get in touch.

You can expect to spend one day every two weeks on campus for 12 - 18 months and the remaining days in the workplace with your employer. While on campus you will benefit from our extensive animal management collections which, depending on where you study, includes lemurs, meerkats, goats, ferrets, exotic animals, farm animals and aquatics.

This apprenticeship may start as and when required.

  What You Will Learn

To develop and demonstrate competence in a range of areas which may include: promoting and maintaining health and well-being; animal handling and grooming and delivering basic treatment.

Your apprenticeship will vary depending on your employer but while with your employer you could learn about health checking, basic animal training, transporting animals, feeding, watering and exercising animals, advising customers and owners and maintaining a clean and safe working environment.

  Entry Requirements

GCSEs in English language and maths at grade 3. You will need an employer willing to take you on as an apprentice.

  Assessment

At the end of the programme you will need to undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA) this will involve completing some practical activities and having a professional discussion with an external assessor. Your portfolio will be reviewed as evidence of your skills and these three areas will all need to all be passed at a satisfactory level for you to be allocated an overall grade.

  Progression

Our Animal Management Level 3 or straight into employment.

Careers in this industry:
Zookeeper
Animal care assistant
Dog groomer
Animal trainer
Dog warden
Pet shop assistant

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# Animal Care # Apprenticeship # Conservation # Animal # Veterinary Nursing # Vet

Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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The first Applied Research in Animal and Equine Science Student Seminar day has been held at Duchy College Stoke Climsland.

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