Level 2 Certificate in Animal Care



This is a ‘hands-on’ course which introduces you to a range of animals and their environments. It offers excellent progression opportunities and will enable you to gain the knowledge and skills needed to work in the animal care industry.

Within taught sessions you will develop your personal knowledge which will provide an excellent foundation for practical sessions within college and your two week voluntary work placement. Students will gain knowledge in areas such as animal health, welfare, behaviour and biology and gain an insight into industry standards and practice through nursing, animal grooming and working within the animal sector.
Trips, visits and guest speakers include the Blue Cross, Large Animal Rescue Team and careers guidance specialists. Our lecturers are subject specialists who can help you make informed decisions in relation to further education and future employment.

City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care

One year

Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.
Study options may include:
• City & Guilds Level 3 Technical Diploma in Animal Management.
Employment options may include:
• Animal Welfare Organisations
• Kennel or Cattery Assistant
• Wildlife Rehabilitation Centres

You may also like….
• Equine Care Level 2
• Agriculture Level 2

Course Costs
Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course.
There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs.

Aged 16-18 years
There are no tuition or examination fees

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course)
Tuition Fee £945 | Registration/Exam Fee £160

More information about this course is available here:

L2 Animal Care Walford

What does this subject include?

Topics you will cover include:

  • Animal Health & Welfare
  • Breeds and Grooming
  • Animal Behaviour and Handling
  • Animal Biology
  • Animal Nursing
  • Working in the Animal Care Industry

What is the structure of the course?

Much of your study will be of a practical nature, working with a wide variety of animals in the animal care unit and on work experience.

All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need to be 16 years of age at the beginning of the course, have an interest in animals and have a least one of the following:

  • 5 or more GCSEs at Grade 2 or above
  • Appropriate NVQ level 1/Level 1 Diploma
  • Appropriate experience/knowledge gained in a related working environment

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