Course overview

Animal Care Level 2 for Adults City of Bristol College

A part-time Animal Care course in Bristol.

This course is taught one day a week and is for adults aged 19 years and over.

It is an ideal starting point to begin a career in the animal care industry or to progress to a higher-level course.

Dates and applications

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Animal Care Level 2 for Adults SBSA and Construction Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LMP1308C01-1
Dates
24/09/2024 - 17/06/2025
Duration
1 years
Days
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
5.50
Start Time
11:00
Location
SBSA and Construction Centre
Fee
This course costs £540. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Animal Care Level 2 for Adults SBSA and Construction Centre
Bristol
Course Code
FMP1467D01-1
Dates
26/09/2024 - 26/06/2025
Duration
1 years
Days
Thurs
Hours per week
5.00
Start Time
09:30
Location
SBSA and Construction Centre
Fee
This course costs £1515. Please contact us to discuss your payment options.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LMP1308C01-1 24/09/2024 - 17/06/2025 1 years Date/Day(s) Being Finalised 5.50 11:00 SBSA and Construction Centre
This course costs £540. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Enquire Apply
FMP1467D01-1 26/09/2024 - 26/06/2025 1 years Thurs 5.00 09:30 SBSA and Construction Centre
This course costs £1515. Please contact us to discuss your payment options.
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Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 19 and over.

You should be an animal lover with an enthusiasm to learn about animal health and welfare. This course will help you turn your passion for animals into a career.

What you'll learn

You will learn how to care for animals including a range of animals and work situations.

You will learn about animal health, welfare, behaviour, animal accommodation, animal handling and feeding and watering. You will also learn about the industry, including employment opportunities and regulations.

Course entry requirements

Four GCSEs at Grade 4 (or ‘O’ levels at Grade D) including Maths and English. We would also consider entrants with a Level 1 Diploma in a relevant subject plus GCSEs in Maths and English, or Functional Skills qualification in Maths and English.

We will invite you to a course information meeting event where you will receive information, advice and guidance about the course you have applied for.

This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will learn through a mix of classroom, on line delivery and practical work. You will be expected to complete written assignments in your own directed study time away from college. . Hands-on training takes place in our professionally-designed and vet-checked Animal Care Centre.

You will work with small mammals and reptiles. Our expert teachers will teach you the professional skills and standards you need to work in the industry.

Your work is assessed by written and practical tasks. 

Future career and study opportunities

If you pass your Level 2 Extended Certificate with a merit grade or above, you could progress to the Access to HE Science courses to support entry to university.

You might prefer to seek employment in one of the many animal-related occupations, for example, as a pre-veterinary nurse in training, kennel and cattery staff or pet shop assistant or gain an apprenticeship to learn while you work.

Additional costs

To ensure that you work to professional standards, you will be required to wear a uniform in the Animal Centre. The cost of this is approximately £36.

If you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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