(Full Time - 1 year)
Our Level 2 Technical Certificate in Animal Care offers an engaging programme to support you into a career in an animal-related industry.
If you're looking for a full-time course specialising in the animal management sector and wish to move onto a Technical Level 3 course and Higher Education, and then want to work in the animal industry or in animal occupation then this is the qualification for you.
You'll study a range of mandatory units including how to maintain animal health and welfare, animal behaviour and handling, working in the animal care industry and health and safety for the land-based industries.
You'll also have the opportunity to study units around animal breeds and grooming, he principles of animal biology and care of exotic animals.
Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.
Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.
You'll be assessed through a range of methods including a synoptic practical assessment (externally set by C&G, but marked internally), an End Knowledge assessment (set and marked by C&G) as well as work experience and internal assessments which are set and marked by teachers, and are taken during a defined window allowing you to demonstrate understanding through completion of a vocational task.
Upon successful completion of this qualification, you'll be able to progress onto our Level 3 Animal Care qualification and then progress into direct employment in the animal care section including roles in an animal welfare centre, pet shop, kennel or cattery, rescue centre or in a zoo.Careers page
If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you neeFees, finance and funding page
In one of The Manchester College’s 19 Centres of Excellence you’ll develop the skills and gain the qualifications that you need to take the next steps towards your dream career.Learn more
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Interact with an incredible range of animals, both domestic and exotic, discover how and why animals behave like they do, and follow your passion for these wonderful creatures with a career in animal care – all from right here in Manchester at our Wythenshawe campus.