Course type:
Diplomas

Level 2 Diploma Animal Care

Overview

If you want an introduction to working in the animal management industry, this course is designed to provide you with a good understanding of the skills and practical elements needed to care for animals.

You’ll work with the animals within our collection and learn in both a practical and theoretical way, caring for animals in a manner which meets health and welfare standards. This course is an excellent stepping stone to Level 3 education.

What you will study 

The units listed below reflect the subjects currently offered on this course but are subject to change:

  • Plan and monitor animal feeding
  • Manage animal accommodation
  • Maintain animal health and welfare
  • Introduction to the principles and practices of animal behaviour and handling
  • Introduction to animal breeds and grooming
  • Understand the principles of animal biology
  • Undertake work related experience in the land-based industries


Complementary qualifications you will gain whilst studying this course:

  • Award in managing personal finance
  • Award in healthy living
  • Award in practical small animal care skills

Career opportunities 

On successful completion of this course at Merit or Distinction level, along with a suitable reference from a tutor, you are able to progress onto the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Animal Management.

Once a foundation understanding of the animal management industry has been gained, it is possible to continue in other more specific fields offered at the College, for example, dog grooming or training as an animal nursing assistant.

Career opportunities include: kennel or cattery worker, pet shop assistant, veterinary assistant or receptionist and animal collection worker.

Our students have gone on to some fantastic careers in a wide range of industries and enjoyed some exceptional work placements all over the world, helping them open doors to their dream careers. You can read our students’ stories here.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
Duration:
1 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

A minimum of two GCSEs at grade D (or 3 where numeric grades are being awarded).

Why study Animal at Hartpury College?

If you want to work with animals, then Hartpury offers a dedicated environment to provide you with the practical skills, qualifications and experience employers are looking for to succeed in this thriving industry.

Key information

  • Finance

    There is no charge for tuition if you are coming to Hartpury College to study a full-time course and you are under 19 years of age on 31st August of the academic year your course starts. For the lowdown on everything finance related you can click below. 

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  • Accommodation

    Living in on-site accommodation is a brilliant way of meeting new friends and gaining confidence and independence. With support from 24 hour wardens seven days a week, you can be sure that your time at Hartpury will be a safe and enjoyable experience.

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  • Transport

    If you are not able to live on campus or would prefer to go home every evening, there are different transport options available, from minibuses to coaches to public bus companies. Student transport is based on three zones and charging bands. 

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