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.
In order to start your apprenticeship in animal management you will need to join the Level 2 course and learn the basic skills needed to progress on to Level 3.
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You want to earn money while studying for a nationally recognised qualification.
Two GCSEs at grade 3, you will also need an employer willing to take you on as an apprentice.
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.
To spend one day every two weeks on campus and the remaining days in the workplace with your employer. You’ll also work towards a Level 2 functional skills qualification in English and mathematics.
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.
Training with experts in the industry.
Our Animal Management Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 or straight into employment.
Careers in this industry
- Animal care assistant
- Dog groomer
- Animal trainer
- Dog warden
- Pet shop assistant
Kit Williams Course Co-ordinator Animal Management
Kit studied animal management at Duchy College Rosewarne where he carried out a work placement at Paradise Park and was offered a full-time job on completion of his studies. Kit then applied for an apprentice technician role at Rosewarne and on successful completion was offered a job and now works as a course manager and instructor and is a wildlife and bird expert. "I enjoy sharing my passion for wildlife and animal management with my learners, giving the students an understanding of the complexities of the natural world and the importance of animal welfare and husbandry."
*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.